In this summer’s movie series, EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman presents five films on the subject of loyalty and betrayal. Spanning nearly 60 years and made in a variety of styles with diverse purposes, all five movies may nevertheless be seen as engaging with E.M. Forster’s famous dictum: “If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country”!!words that have haunted the post-war Western world, both in and out of the movies.
The series will take place on successive Wednesday evenings between June 20 and July 25, 2012 (except for the July 4 holiday) at the Hudson Institute.
All movies begin at 5:30 PM and will be followed by a discussion. Pizza, popcorn, candy, and drinks will be provided.
[View information about past summer movie series: “Heaven! We’re in Heaven!” (2011), “The Pursuit of Happiness” (2010), “Crime and Punishment” (2009), “Isn’t it Romantic” (2008), and “The American Movie Hero” (2007.]
MOVIE SERIES SCHEDULE:
- June 20: The Third Man (1949)Directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard, and Alida Valli[James Bowman’s introductory remarks]
- June 27: Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)Directed by Don Siegel, starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, and King Donovan[James Bowman’s introductory remarks]
- July 11: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)Directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, and Angela Lansbury[James Bowman’s introductory remarks]
- July 18: Three Days of the Condor (1975)Directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow[James Bowman’s introductory remarks]
- July 25: Breach(2007)Directed by Billy Ray, starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Kathleen Quinlan, and Gary Cole[James Bowman’s introductory remarks]