2014 Summer Movie Series

The Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Hudson Institute present

Middle America and the Movies

The Eighth Annual Summer Movie Series

EPPC Resident Scholar and Movie Critic of The American Spectator James Bowman presents six movies set in the rural and small towns of America’s Mid-West in the last century. The movie series will exhibit how Hollywood’s ambivalence about what it regards as the heartland’s “innocence” goes a long way back.


Movies are held at the Hudson Institute

1015 15th Street N.W. | Sixth Floor | Washington, D.C., 20005

Showtimes are at 5:30 pm.

Please register to attend each movie separately at: http://www.hudson.org/events

Soft drinks and snacks are provided.



Tuesday, June 10th | Remember the Night | 1940 | 5:30 PM

Directed by Mitchell Leisen | Written by Preston Sturges | With Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Beulah Bondi, Sterling Holloway, Elizabeth Patterson


Tuesday, June 17th | King’s Row | 1942

Directed by Sam Wood | Screenplay adapted by Casey Robinson from the novel by Henry Bellamann

With Robert Cummings, Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field, Claude Rains


Tuesday, June 24th | The Magnificent Ambersons | 1942

Directed by Orson Welles et al. | Adapted by Orson Welles et al. from the novel by Booth Tarkington

With Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead and Ray Collins


Tuesday, July 1st | On Moonlight Bay | 1951

Directed by Roy Del Ruth, | Adapted by Jack Rose and Melville Shavelson from stories by Booth Tarkington

With Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes and Billy Gray


Tuesday, July 8th | Badlands | 1973

Written and directed by Terrence Malick | With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Gary Littlejohn and John Carter


Tuesday, July 15th | Breaking Away | 1979

Directed by Peter Yates | Written by Steve Tesich | With Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley