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A Face in the Crowd
October 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm–9:45 pm
Before the film, join Dr. Steven Schlozman, associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), as he discusses our attraction to politically charismatic speakers, our tendency to create “us” versus “them” dichotomies, and how our brains work (and don’t work) during an election year.
About the film: POWER! He loved it! He took it raw in big gulpfuls…he liked the taste, the way it mixed with the bourbon and the sin in his blood!
Andy Griffith sizzles in his first onscreen role as drunken drifter Lonesome Rhodes who becomes an overnight media sensation, rising from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. From director Elia Kazan and On the Waterfront writer Budd Schulberg, A Face in the Crowd was hailed by Francois Truffaut as “passionate, exalted, fierce…a pleasure for the mind.”