Every generation gets the cinematic politicians that Hollywood wants it to see. Films, both fiction and documentary, are a fascinating chronicle of how we as a society feel about our nation and its government. How have they portrayed our government officials, from the town down, in good and bad economic times, war and peace, and in the current polarizing political climate? Join Christopher Llewellyn Reed for a selection of takes on Uncle Sam, past and present, and a discussion of how such representations have reflected and influenced the public sphere.
Christopher Llewellyn Reed is a film critic, filmmaker, and professor and Chair of Film & Moving Image at Stevenson University. He is the lead film critic at Hammer to Nail, an online magazine devoted to independent cinema, and a regular commentator for the Roughly Speaking podcast.
History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks. The series is sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.
Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860