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GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE & MEET JOHN DOE

Friday, November 4

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
3:00   7:20

MEET JOHN DOE
12:30   4:50

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE

(1933, Gregory La Cava) “Possessed” by a heavenly spirit, party hack Walter Huston is suddenly transformed into a “Super-President,” single-handedly wiping out crime, unemployment – and Congress. 35mm. Approx. 87 mins.
3:00, 7:20

“Casually glorifies Presidential death squads, the dismissal of Congress and the suspension of civil liberties.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

MEET JOHN DOE

(1941, Frank Capra) Homeless Gary Cooper gets recruited as the John “I’m going to jump off City Hall” Doe, cooked up for circulation-boosting by would-be fascist publisher Edward Arnold and sob sister Barbara Stanwyck. But when Coop takes the role seriously.... 35mm print preserved by Library of Congress. Approx. 132 mins.
12:30, 4:50

“The confident Capra manner, but with a darker tone…”
– Pauline Kael

“One of the most exposed of American dreams, as troubled as the other great political film of the year, Citizen Kane.”
– David Thomson