Thu, Aug 22
6 PM: Patio Reception, 6:30 PM: Speaker, 7 PM: Film
Directed by: Jay Roach; Starring: Bryan Cranston, Alan Tudyk, Diane Lane , Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Louis CK; 2015 (124min) R
“Trumbo” is beautiful and eloquent as it tells a tale of politics, relationships, loyalty, and human nature”. —Pamela Powell Daily Journal, Kankakee, IL
“Entertaining, swiftly moving, and just as witty as the man himself”. —Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Guest Speaker: Rick Winston
Rick Winston was the co-owner of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater for 29 years, and was Programming Director for the Green Mountain Film Festival for 14 years. He has taught film history at Burlington College, Community College of Vermont, Goddard College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and has made presentations throughout Vermont on film history.He is the Author of the book “Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960”.