Cinema Lounge, a film discussion group, takes place at 7:00 PM at Teaism in Penn Quarter, 400 8th St., NW in Washington, DC (closest Metro stop is Archives, also near Metro Center and Gallery Place). NOTE: We will meet in the downstairs area. You do not need to be a member of the Washington DC Film Society to attend.
Cinema Lounge is moderated by Adam Spector.
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
TOPIC: High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist: A Conversation with Glenn Frankel.
High Noon was a box-office and critical success, and is now universally recognized as a classic. The film was made during the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. Screenwriter Carl Foreman was called to testify about his former membership in the Communist Party, facing the painful dilemma – will he name names or sacrifice his brilliant career?
Glenn Frankel's book, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, tells the story of the making of a great American Western, set against the backdrop of a turbulent political era whose lessons resonate in our own troubled time.
Daniel Vovak, 1972-2011.
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