Hyde Park Picture House

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Time
On 2nd April - 3.00 PM
Other showings
From 2nd April - 2nd April
Starring:
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
Director
Dir. Frank Capra
Duration
129mins
Country
1939
Year
United States
Synopsis:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is the definitive political morality tale of an upstanding public representative who uses the institutions of American democracy to take on a corrupt establishment machine.

After the film, Dr. Carl Fox will discuss some key themes of the film. In particular, he will ask what kind of public representatives we really want, whether we are selling ourselves short as citizens by overemphasising the significance of the virtues or vices of our leaders, and if the film identifies any reasons for optimism about the future of democracy.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington