Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee: "Meet John Doe"

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:30 pm

Silver Screeners will showcase “Meet John Doe,” the classic 1941 Academy Award nominated dramatic comedy directed by Frank Capra and featuring performances by Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

 

A reporter (Stanwyck) writes a fictitious column about someone named "John Doe," who is distraught at America's neglect of the little people and plans to kill himself. The newspaper then hires a ballplayer-turned-hobo (Cooper) to pose as John Doe. In a series of radio addresses written by a publisher with fascist leanings, Doe captures the public's imagination. When he finally realizes he has been used, Doe comes to his senses and becomes the man he never knew he could be in this dramatic comedy directed by Frank Capra.

 

Steven Moore will lead a brief discussion of the film prior to and following the film viewing. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

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