Monday, January 03, 2011

January Film Series "Censorship, Media Conrol and Falsehood at the Movies"

The Oberlin Community Big Read Film Series: Censorship, Media Control and Falsehood at the Movies

Four Fantastic Films that Follow up on Features of Ray Bradbury's Future Fiction, Fahrenheit 451

Wednesdays • 7:00 pm • Oberlin Public Library • Free •

Fun • Thought-provoking • Free popcorn!


January 5 Pleasantville
Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire are 1980s teens who find themselves living in the complacency of a 1950s TV show. Things begin to change!

January 12 Good Night and Good Luck
George Clooney directs and acts in this docu-drama about the courageous TV anchorman Edward R. Murrow resisting authority in the Cold War.

January 19 The Truman Show
Jim Carrey and Laura Linney star in a 1998 fantasy comedy about a perfect small town life that turns out to be a media fraud.

January 26 Wag the Dog
Hollywood spin artists invent a war to win a presidential election. A 1998 comedy with Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Anne Heche.

The Big Read is funded by the NEA in cooperation with the IMLS and Arts Midwest, and sponsored by Oberlin College, Oberlin Public Library and the Oberlin City Schools, 2010/11.


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