MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 8:00 PM--AFI AWARDS Screening Series presented by Audi at the ArcLight Theatres in Hollywood
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
2005 90 MIN 35MM
DIR George Clooney SCR George Clooney, Grant Heslov CAST David Straithaim, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Frank Langella, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson
Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK is a refreshingly spare reflection on a controversial and difficult time in the 1950s--the Joe McCarthy red-baiting era and the birth of network news. . Brilliantly choreographed and co-written by director George Clooney, the film tells the story of pioneering broadcaster Edward R. Murrow's struggle to report on repercussions of the government's hearings, under the watchful gaze of an anxious corporate parent. Clooney's ingenious use of archival footage adds to the sense of fear and incredulity the public felt when these events were unfolding. And the film's greatest contribution may be to remind today's audiences of the current American news landscape.
Q&A to follow screening with Golden Globe nominated screenwriter Grant Heslov.
AFI at ArcLight
Tickets are $11, $10 for ArcLight, AFI and Skirball members, including $2 parking for four hours. To order advance tickets, go to www.arclightcinemas.com, call 323.464.4226 or visit ArcLight Hollywood's box office at 6360 W Sunset Blvd. (at Ivar). Admission prices may vary depending on event.