Director George Clooney tells the real-life story of famed television journalist Edward R. Murrow and his conflict with Senator Joseph McCarthy, who in the 1950s stoked public paranoia about the Communist infiltration of America. Considering McCarthy dangerously irresponsible, Murrow plans to challenge him on air, even if it costs him his career. With a cast including Oscar-nominated David Strathairn, Robert Downey, Jr., and Clooney himself, Good Night and Good Luck is both a fascinating character study and a political drama that has never been more timely.
Film Introduced by Dr. Barbara Selznick
Widescreen Wednesday Series – MOVIES ABOUT FILM & TELEVISION
Join faculty from the School of Theatre, Film & Television as they screen their favorite movies about film and television. At each screening, a faculty member will introduce their film of choice and share insight about the film’s history and significance to the entertainment industry. Select screenings will be enhanced with the presentation of a short film by a BFA film student in the program.