TCM To Celebrate Politics In Film In October

Each Friday in October, TCM will show a series of films depicting American politics in film leading up to the election in November. On top of that, they will be premiering a new one-hour documentary special entitled: A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington. The documentary is produced by Amblin Television and Laurent Bouzereau. It is set to premiere Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. (ET) and will “provide an in-depth look at the treatment of politics in cinema. Beginning with the genre’s most defining movies, the special will explore how filmmakers have approached politics in their storytelling. A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washingtonwill examine films about political campaigns and political conspiracies, and the portrayal of American presidents in the movies.” A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washingtonwill examine films about political campaigns and political conspiracies, and the portrayal of American presidents in the movies.” Various filmmakers and performers have been interviewed for the special including Oliver Stone (JFK, Nixon, W.), Rob Reiner (The American President), Gary Ross (Dave), Rod Lurie (The Contender), Illeana Douglas, James Cromwell, Fred Thompson, producer Marc Frydman (The Contender), political consultant and commentator James Carville (The War Room), screenwriter Bob Gale (Back to the Future), author and film critic Julie Salamon (The Devil’s Candy), and Projecting Hollywood co-author Terry Christensen.

After cut is the full schedule of films.

The following is a complete schedule of TCM’s American Politics on Film (all times Eastern):

Friday, Oct. 5

  • 8 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012) – Premiere
  • 9 p.m. – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • 11:15 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012)
  • 12:15 a.m. – Meet John Doe (1941)

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 8 p.m. – Born Yesterday (1950)
  • 10 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012)
  • 11 p.m. – The Great McGinty (1940)
  • 12:30 a.m. – I Married a Witch (1942)

Friday, Oct. 19

  • 8 p.m. – A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  • 10:15 p.m. – The Glass Key (1942)
  • 11:45 p.m. – Flamingo Road (1949)
  • 1:30 a.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012)

Friday, Oct. 26

  • 8 p.m. – Advise & Consent (1962)
  • 10:30 p.m. – All the President’s Men (1976)
  • 1 a.m. – Seven Days in May (1964)
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