Good Night and Good Luck - film screening
WhenSaturday 25 March 2017
13:30 doors open - film starts 14:00
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Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG
We will screen Good Night and Good Luck (2005). Directed by George Clooney and followed by a discussion From McCarthyism to Trump led by author and journalist Granville Williams.
On 9 March 1954 Edward R.Murrow broadcast one of the most powerful documentaries in the history of television on his prime-time current affairs goodnight.jpgprogramme See It Now.
Murrow devoted the entire programme to an indictment of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunting and blacklisting tactics. McCarthy built support by playing on the anxieties of Americans, actively convincing them of division, danger and conspiracy when they didn’t exist.
The parallels between the way McCarthy operated and the US President Donald Trump today are obvious. What role should the US media play today to challenge the ‘alternative facts’ Trump and his staff promote?
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