Join Future Tense and Julia Turner, editor-in-chief of Slate magazine, for a screening of Network. The classic “mad-as-hell” 1976 satire follows television execs ready to do anything to boost ratings—including sacrificing traditional journalistic values and cashing in on a long-time news anchor going off the rails. The movie, which boasts four Academy Awards and was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, remains a fixture of popular culture for what many call its prophetic depiction of where the news business was heading. Come judge for yourself.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Turner.
This latest installment of Future Tense’s “My Favorite Movie” series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at Washington, D.C.'s Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW. The event is free and open to the public. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest.
Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.