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Monthly Film Screenings
  • Every Tuesday 6pm @ the American Center Auditorium

    Entrance Free! Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Please contact the American Center at amcentersl@state.gov or at (11) 249-8100 with any questions. No parking available. 

  • May 5 - All the President’s Men

    All the President's Men is an American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. Based on the 1974 non-fiction book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, it is the story of the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. Initially the break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters seemed like a small story, but because of these two young men doggedly going after the facts, it brought down a president. Starring Dustin Hoffman as the chain-smoking and quirky Bernstein, and Robert Redford as the more sophisticated Woodward. (Running time: 138 minutes) 

  • May 12 - Good Night and Good Luck

    This film takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow defies corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his Communist “witch-hunts.” A very public feud develops during which the tenacity of the CBS team prove historic and monumental.. (Running time: 93 minutes) 

  • May 19 - Network

    Network is a 1976 American satirical film about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. Howard Beale, the longtime anchor of the Union Broadcasting System's UBS Evening News, learns from the news division president, Max Schumacher, that he has just two more weeks on the air because of declining ratings. The two old friends get roaring drunk and lament the state of their industry. (Running time: 121 minutes) 

  • May 26 - The People Speak

    This is a beautiful and moving film inspired by Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States. The film features the actual words (in letters, songs, poems, speeches, and manifestoes) of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past and present including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, and unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks, brought to life by a group of remarkable musicians and actors. The People Speak celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change. (Running time: 150 minutes) 

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