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Facets Teach-In

Our Teach-In series uses film to create awareness about significant contemporary issues and provoke dialogue and discussion. They are held twice a month and are free-of-charge, although a donation will be requested.

April 23, 2017

The Rise to Power:
Face in the Crowd with Hugh Iglarsh

Film still: A Face in the Crowd


"A Face in the Crowd has never ceased to be relevant"
  —Village Voice

A down-and-out country-and-western singer (Andy Griffith, in a brilliant debut performance) becomes a media star and joins a group grooming an isolationist Senator for the Presidency. Only the radio reporter who discovered and supported him (Patricia Neal), now shocked by his power and megalomania, stands between his seizure of political power.

Directed by Elia Kazan, 1957, USA, 126 min.

Teach-in moderator: Hugh Iglarsh is a Chicago-based writer, editor and member of the Nelson Algren Committee. His numerous articles, reviews, essays and letters have been published in New City, Counter Punch and elsewhere.


  • Sunday, April 23 at 1 pm

FREE admission!
Donations are requested.


The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

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