Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Film Screening

Saturday, March 14, 2009
12:00 noon
Boston Athenæum, 10½ Beacon Street

This six-time Oscar-nominated 2005 docudrama chronicles how, in the mid-1950s, Edward R. Murrow and his “See It Now” producer, Fred Friendly, helped to bring an end to the tyranny of the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee’s anti-Communist hearings.

The film will be introduced by Dan Kennedy, an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. He writes for the Guardian (U.K.), CommonWealth Magazine and the Boston Phoenix, and is a regular panelist on WGBH-TV’s “Beat the Press,” hosted by Emily Rooney. His blog, Media Nation, is online at

Reservations will be accepted starting January 29 at 617-720-7600.

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