What better way to prepare for the election season than a classic political film series and discussion? Films introduced by Steve Polansky.
The Mill, A Place for Writers, and the Neenah Public Library present: “Pre-Election Film Series.” The series will present screenings of three classic political films: “A Face in the Crowd,” the 1957 film directed by Elia Kazan and starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Lee Remick, Walter Matthau; the 1949 classic, “All the King’s Men,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren and starring Broderick Crawford; and “The Manchurian Candidate,” the chilling 1962 film starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury.
Friday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.: A Face in the Crowd
Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.: All the King’s Men
Friday, November 1, 6:30 p.m.: The Manchurian Candidate
Steve Polansky was born in Queens, educated at Wesleyan, Hollins, and Princeton. He’s taught at Princeton, St. Olaf College, Macalester, and the University of Minnesota. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Best American Stories. His collection of short stories, Dating Miss Universe, won the Sandstone Prize for Fiction and the 2000 Minnesota Book Award. His novel, The Bradbury Report, was published in 2010. His story, “Obsequies,” appears in the 2017 Spring/Summer Edition of Glimmer Train and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
This is a special after-hours events – Library staff will welcome you at the Library’s main entrance. Free and open to the public. Pizza and popcorn will be served. These films are not rated.