Celebrating Constitution Day, Hutchins Library To Show Film Good Night, and Good Luck

Poster for film "Good Night, and Good Luck."

Poster for film “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

In observance of Constitution Day, the Berea College Hutchins Library would like to announce the screening of the film Good Night, and Good Luck. The details are as follows:

What: Film screening of Good Night, and Good Luck.

When: Wednesday September 18, 2013

Time: 7:00pm

Where: Library Room 107

Starring David Strathairn (as Edward R. Murrow) and George Clooney (as Murrow’s producer, Fred Friendly), Good Night, and Good Luck is the story of Senator Joseph McCarthy and CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow. In the 1950s, the Red Scare was in full swing. Paranoia over communism was high, and McCarthy exploited the people’s fears with falsely accusing people of being communists and other acts. One journalist and his producer stood up to him. The film explores constitutional themes such as freedom of association and freedom of the press.

To help put the film in context as well as lead a discussion of the film, we are featuring Dr. Dwayne Mack as our scholar for the evening. Dr. Mack is an Associate Professor of History and Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History. He will provide some remarks on the film and the historical time period. He will also watch the film with us and answer any questions after the screening.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787[1]. The law establishing the holiday was passed in 2004, and the U.S. Department of Education announced the law’s enactment in 2005, stating it applied to any school receiving federal funding. The observance is often a day for educational institutions to bring awareness of the Constitution and the rights and freedoms it guarantees.  So join us on September 18, 2013 as we celebrate our rights and freedoms and watch an excellent film.

In addition, the library will feature a book display for Constitution Day, so feel free to stop by for viewing. We will also be doing additional blog posts through this month on topics related to the U.S. Constitution.

Light refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

[1] We are doing the event on September 18, 2013 simply because some schedules worked better that way. 🙂


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