Event Details
Date/Time
Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 6:30pm to
8:30 pm
Location:
Full Hendrickson Room
Hendrickson South
Hendrickson North
Event Description

“Hollywood Gets Serious — The Social Issues Films 1940s-50s”
Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club will explore one of the post-WWII trends in Hollywood, the so-called “Social Problem Films” — serious and frank explorations into American social issues of the day that were not touched previously. Alcoholism (“The Lost Weekend”), antisemitism (“Crossfire” and “Gentleman’s Agreement”), racism (“Pinky”), prison reform (“Brute Force”), and other formerly taboo topics. Many of these groundbreaking pictures went on to win the Oscar Best Picture and were the platform for most modern “social dramas.” 

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at 847-392-0100 or accessibility@ahml.info prior to the event. 

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