CASTLE Lifelong Learning Event: 1939: The Greatest Year in Hollywood (part 1 of 3): Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Name: CASTLE Lifelong Learning Event: 1939: The Greatest Year in Hollywood (part 1 of 3): Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST
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Event Description:
Join veteran film aficionado, Paul Warshauer, as he traces and explores some of the greatest films ever made in a magical year for Hollywood: 1939. The class will explore and discuss blockbusters like Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach and others but NOT watch those. Instead Mr. Warshauer has selected three films that represent the best of Hollywood in three genres. Lively discussions should ensue! Movie Synopsis: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart, and featuring Claude Rains and Edward Arnold. The film is about a newly appointed United States Senator who fights against a corrupt political system, and was written by Sidney Buchman, based on Lewis R. Foster's unpublished story "The Gentleman from Montana". The film was controversial when it was first released, but successful at the box office, and it made Stewart a major star. It was also loosely based on the life of Montana U.S. Senator Burton Wheeler, who underwent a similar experience when he was investigating the Warren Harding administration. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a leading role, winning Best Original Story.[8] Considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, the film was selected by the Library of Congress as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1989, for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Not a CASTLE Member? Call the CAST office for more information and to join. Annual enrollment fee of $100 individual or $190 joint is valid for one full calendar year for all CASTLE programs
Location:
CAST Senior Center New Um Community Center 600 N. German St. New Ulm, MN 56073
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, January 27 at 1:30pm
Contact Information:
507-354-3212
Fees/Admission:
CASTLE Membership required.
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