In this summer's movie series, EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman presents five films on the subject of loyalty and betrayal. Spanning nearly 60 years and made in a variety of styles with diverse purposes, all five movies may nevertheless be seen as engaging with E.M. Forster's famous dictum: 'If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country' — words that have haunted the post-war Western world, both in and out of the movies.
The series will take place on successive Wednesday evenings between June 20 and July 25, 2012 (except for the July 4 holiday) at Hudson Institute, 1015 15th Street NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20005 (McPherson Square Metro).
All movies begin at 5:30 PM and will be followed by a discussion. Pizza, popcorn, candy and drinks will be provided.
June 20: The Third Man (1949)Directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard, and Alida Valli
June 27: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)Directed by Don Siegel, starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates and King Donovan
July 11: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)Directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury
July 18: Three Days of the Condor (1975)Directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson and Max von Sydow
July 25: Breach (2007)Directed by Billy Ray, starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Kathleen Quinlan and Gary Cole