November, 17 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hosted by Dr. Katherine Gilbert, professor of English
This classic film by Frank Capra follows the rise and fall of aspiring presidential candidate Grant Matthews. Lacking in political experience, Matthews acts on the counsel of various advisors but soon finds himself caught up in a web of deals, special interests and corruption. A tale of personal tragedy and realization, the film examines the moral underpinnings of the American political systems of the day.
Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series will return this weekend to kick off its seventh annual season at the Moxie Cinema with the theme “Humanities and Democracy.”
This season the series features five films addressing the nature and foundations of democracy in the United States and abroad. All screenings will be held on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and will be followed by brief question-and-answer discussions led by Drury faculty members. Thanks to the continued support of Drury’s Humanities and Ethics Center and the Moxie, tickets are again just $5.