11. Network (1976)

Peter Finch as Howard Beale, an ex-TV anchor gone mad, in Network (1976)

Film Club presents Network (1976) by Sidney Lumet

The plot of the film is centralized around an aging news anchor Howard Beale who is fired by the network due to poor ratings. This event is a catalyst that turns Howard Beale into a raving truth-teller who becomes an exploitable goldmine for the network. Despite being made over 30 years ago, the film relevancy even more emphatic as it describes the situation today about television, news, and the main stream media. A classic that resonates truer than when the film was made.

*because conference services gave us an unusable room last Wednesday, we’ll be screening Network on Thursday instead!

Screening on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
6:00 to 8:30 pm
@ John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE) A101 

Here’s the trailer: 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/

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