The American Movie Hero

Follow the evolution of the American Movie Hero from Gary Cooper’s Sergeant Alvin York to Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film critic of The American Spectator and The New York Sun and author of Honor: A History, will host a summer film series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute and the University of Chicago) and Amy Kass (of the Hudson Institute and the University of Chicago).

The series will take place on successive Tuesday evenings between June 19, 2007 and August 7, 2007 from 5:30 to 9:00.

Movie Series

June 19:  Howard Hawks’s Sergeant York (1941), starring Gary Cooper
June 26:  Allan Dwan’s Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), starring John Wayne
July 3:  Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon (1952), starring Cooper
July 10:  John Ford’s The Searchers (1956), starring Wayne
July 17:  Hawks’s The Big Sleep (1946), starring Humphrey Bogart
July 24: Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (1964), starring Clint Eastwood
July 31: Peter Yates’s Bullitt (1968), starring Steve McQueen
August 7:  Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), starring Harrison Ford

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E-mail your name and phone number, along with a list of the dates you would like to attend, to [email protected]. Or call 202-682-1200.

Please note: Attendance is limited. Preference will be given to those who plan to attend all eight weeks.