Broadcast News: Journalism on Film
To partially borrow a quote from Mark Twain, “Journalism’s death is greatly exaggerated.” In partnership with Columbus Underground, the Film Center will present four (4) films, one per season, paired with discussions about the state of journalism and the importance of its advancement.
Gateway Film Foundation, a 501(c)(3), receives year-round support from Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Campus Partners, and The Columbus Foundation.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
All the President’s Men (1976) on 35mm film
In Alan J. Pakula’s quintessential film, Washington Post reporters investigate dirty politics after a break-in at the Watergate Building. Reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the panel discussion at 7:00pm and film screening at 7:45pm.
Panelists include Walker Evans (Columbus Underground), Michael Ouimette (American Journalism Project), and Susan Tebben (Ohio Capital Journal).
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018)
Director Alexis Bloom charts the rise and fall of the late Republican Party booster and controversial Fox News mogul who went down in flames amid multiple sexual harassment allegations. Reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the discussion at 7:00pm and screening at 7:45pm.
Panelists include Ann Fisher (WOSU Public Media) and Dr. Eddith Dashiell (Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism).
Thursday, July 27, 2023
His Girl Friday (1940)
A celebration of the spirit of American journalism. In Howard Hawks’ influential comedy, newspaper editor Walter Burns tries one scheme after another to win back Hildy, his ex-wife and ace reporter. Reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the discussion at 7:00pm and screening at 7:45pm.
Panelists to be announced
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Almost Famous (2000) on 35mm film
Reception begins at 6:00pm, followed by the discussion at 7:00pm and screening at 7:45pm. More details coming soon.
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