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A Face in the Crowd

We the People Film Screening and Conversation

Public Programs | Film

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This is a past program

This program took place on
Sunday, December 4, 2022

About the Program

The Skirball’s We the People series wraps with the American classic A Face in the Crowd. Part of the National Film Registry, this satirical drama stars Andy Griffith in his film debut as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes—a charming drifter who is transformed into a radio personality, and ultimately, a freewheeling political influencer. Directed by Elia Kazan. (1957, 126 min. No MPAA rating.)

A Q&A with director and screenwriter Robert F. Kennedy III, director and screenwriter Billy Ray, and political film scholar David Bender follows the screening.

Watch the official trailer for "A Face In The Crowd."

About the Series

Three indelible words—We the People—invoke the founding principles of America like few others. In this limited series, the Skirball presents film and TV media that highlights today's democratic values and central themes of the US Constitution.

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