Films at 2 pm
Ink-Stained Wretchesâ€¦Requiem for the Newspaper
Monday April 6 Absence of Malice (1981, 116 min) Paul Newman, Sally Field
Suppose you picked up this morningâ€™s newspaper and your life was a front page headlineâ€¦and everything they said was accurate, but none of it was true?
Monday April 13 The Front Page (1931, 101 min) Pat Oâ€™Brien, Adolphe Menjou
Fresh from the Broadway stage, this is the story of newspaperman Hildy Johnson, who is quitting the business and getting married. But his unscrupulous boss Walter Burns doesn't want him to quit. Also an innocent man is about to be hanged and Burns will do anything to make sure Johnson works on that story.
Monday April 27 All the Presidentâ€™s Men (1976, 138 min) Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
The ultimate movie about the power of the Press. Woodward and Bernstein, two cub reporters, follow the story to the end â€“ of a Presidency.
Monday May 4 His Girl Friday (1940, 92 min) Rosalind Russel, Cary Grant
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. A modification of Ben Hechtâ€™s play, The Front Page (filmed in 1931, and both directed by Howard Hawks!). One of Hollywoodâ€™s greatest films of all time.
Monday May 11 Sweet Smell of Success (1957, 96 min) Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis
A biting look at the ruthless world of a powerful and evil New York columnist.
Monday May 18 Citizen Kane (1941, 119 min) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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