Longtime Village Voice film critic and prolific cultural historian J. Hoberman returns to the Wexner Center for a brief series inspired by his recent book<em>An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War</em>. The book examines the synergy between American politics and popular culture during the first decade of the Cold War, a time marked by Joe McCarthy, a flying saucer scare, postwar prosperity, and a new role for the U.S. in foreign affairs.
Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
In Storm Warning, model Ginger Rogers visits her sister Doris Day in a small southern town and witnesses her brother-in-law participating in a murder as part of a Ku Klux Klan (read Communist Party) mob.
District Attorney Ronald Reagan arrives to investigate, and the film's climax at a Klan rally is one of the most shocking scenes of the decade! (93 mins., 35mm)
$5 senior citizens
$7 general public
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