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Sunday, December 4, 2022
About the Program
The Skirball’s We the People series wraps with the American classic A Face in the Crowd. Part of the National Film Registry, this satirical drama stars Andy Griffith in his film debut as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes—a charming drifter who is transformed into a radio personality, and ultimately, a freewheeling political influencer. Directed by Elia Kazan. (1957, 126 min. No MPAA rating.)
A Q&A with director and screenwriter Robert F. Kennedy III, director and screenwriter Billy Ray, and political film scholar David Bender follows the screening.
About the Series
Three indelible words—We the People—invoke the founding principles of America like few others. In this limited series, the Skirball presents film and TV media that highlights today's democratic values and central themes of the US Constitution.