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Post-AP Film Selections

Here are some films to choose from. All of them are awesome. Comment below if you strongly endorse one of these films and/or if you would like to propose an alternative (if you propose an alternative I will expect that you can bring it to class):

  • All the President’s Men: Academy Award winner of 1974 based on the book of the same name. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as Woodward and Bernstein. Watergate political thriller.
  • Eyes on the Prize: award winning documentary on Civil Rights mvmt
  • Fail Safe: The Other Dr. Strangelove. Released the same year. Similar content. More serious. Sydney Lumet film with Henry Ford and Walter Matthau
  • Glory: Story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War. Broderick, Denzel, Morgan Freeman. Box office sleeper.
  • Goodnight and Good Luck: Directed by and starring George Clooney
  • Grapes of Wrath: Henry Ford and Henry Fonda team up to do justice to the Steinbeck novel.
  • The People Speak: Cinematic portrayal of Zinn’s People’s History of the U.S. Dramatic readings of selections of Zinn’s text by Hollywood’s finest (Freeman, Damon, Tomei, Brolin…)
  • Lazar’s Bar Mitzvah Video: A coming of age thriller. A young fool rocks his portion of the Haftorah, makes couple grand in cool cash, dances like a cracked out spaz, and kisses his middle school crush (much to her chagrin). [no, we will not watch this]

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