The fourth film of the Post-truth Cinema series is The Manchurian Candidate (1962). A Cold War classic and political satire by John Frankenheimer, about a man who is brainwashed and gets caught up in an international conspiracy to murder the candidate for president of the United States of America.
From May until December Impakt will organise the film series Post-truth Cinema in collaboration with Cinema ‘t Hoogt. On a monthly basis, by means of recent documentaries and classic feature films, we will look at our current political landscape in a world where truth and quality journalism matter less and less. The films and speakers will look at the influence of fake news, manipulation by social media, the interaction between politics and media, the influence of foreign governments, the role of technology companies and the value of media ethics.
The film will be introduced by film scholar Dan Hassler-Forest. After the screening he will discuss the film with Impakt director Arjon Dunnewind.
What: The Manchurian Candidate with Dan Hassler-Forest
When: 29 August, 18:30
Where: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt, Hoogt 4, Utrecht