American Movie Treasures: The American Presidents - upcoming events
In collaboration with the Embassy of the United States and in time for November’s US presidential elections, Arc offers its own primary poll run-off of some of the great movies about the making of presidents and the US presidency. As well as a pair of familiar Hollywood classics (Mr Smith Goes to Washington and Young Mr Lincoln), this will also be a chance to catch up on more of the work of the great documentary filmmaker of presidential campaigning, D A Pennebaker. We’ll also pay tribute to the bard of US political life and history Gore Vidal, with a rare screening of his most acclaimed work of screenwriting, The Best Man.
Screenings in this series will also be accompanied by a selection of films from the US Library of Congress’ extraordinary Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Before, during and after his 1901-1909 terms as US president, Roosevelt used the cinema in a way that no president had before and most have since: to project his political charisma and legend to a mass audience. Roosevelt’s political career largely parallels that of the emergence of cinema, and Theodore Roosevelt – the First US Movie President will show him both as a subject of the movies, but also a character in them.
Presented with the support of the Embassy of the United States. Special thanks to Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich. Thanks to Trevlyn Gilmour (Public Affairs Section, Embassy of the United States); Rob Stone, Lynanne Schweighofer, Mike Mashon (Library of Congress); Nick Varley (Park Circus Films).
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