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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE & GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Wednesday, November 9

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
12:30   4:50   9:10
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GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK
2:55   7:15
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

(1962, John Frankenheimer) A brain-washer orders Korean War POW Laurence Harvey to waste a politico at a Madison Square Garden convention – to clear the way for a brainless stooge for those Commies – but fellow ex-vet Frank Sinatra reshuffles those cards. DCP. Approx. 126 mins.
12:30, 4:50, 9:10

“THE KING OF COLD WAR COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY THRILLERS. Creepy, creepy stuff.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

“A daring, funny, and far-out thriller…This picture plays some wonderful, crazy games […] May be the most sophisticated political satire ever to come out of Hollywood.”
– Pauline Kael

“One of the strangest and most mercurial movies ever made in Hollywood…this exciting black-and-white cold war thriller runs more than two hours and never flags for an instant…It's conceivably the only commercial American film that deserves to be linked with the French New Wave, full of visual and verbal wit that recalls Orson Welles. Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey, both brilliantly cast, have never been better; Sinatra and Janet Leigh have never been used as weirdly; and the talented secondary cast […] is never less than effective. A powerful experience, alternately corrosive with dark parodic humor, suspenseful, moving, and terrifying.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“A sensational piece of genre filmmaking: pacy, compelling, witty and cynical, it depicts, in unflinching detail, the beginning of the end for post-war American optimism.”
– Tom Huddleston, Time Out (London)

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

(2005, George Clooney) David Strathairn as legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow blows smoke columns as he takes on menacing Red-baiting Senator Joe McCarthy, playing himself via archival footage (test audiences thought the “actor” overdid it). 35mm. Approx. 93 mins.
2:55, 7:15

“See it now.”
– A.O.Scott, The New York Times

“Elegant and stirring entertainment.”
– David Denby, The New Yorker

“STUNNING! Brilliantly orchestrated and seriously respectful…”
– Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

“Classy, credible docudrama… a movie that is both true to its period and relevant to present-day America.”
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice