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October: Movie Good Luck and Good Night!
Monday, October 17, 2005 5:00 PM

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 "Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations (Government Operations Committee). With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

Directed by:
George Clooney

Screenplay by:
George Clooney & Grant Heslov

Cast: David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Tate Donovan, Ray Wise and Frank Langella

This film has been rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.

Topics Include: Culture of Fear, McCarthyism, Due Process, Civil liberties, Politicization of Language, Media & Broadcasting, History, Government, Society, Humanities, Jazz.

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Uptown theatre: 10/17 - 10/21 (3:00 5:15) 7:30 9:45
Edina Cinema: 10/18 - 10/27         (2:50 5:10) 7:30 9:40
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