Hollywood on the Potomac – Thu, Jun 29 at 7:30pm, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
How has DC been portrayed by Tinseltown? For his book Hollywood on the Potomac, film critic Mike Canning researched over 50 movies set in the District to reveal which ones get DC right — and which ones get it wrong. In this multimedia talk adapted from his book, Canning shares entertaining trivia along with an in-depth look at how American cinema has treated politics and the town defined by it.
Did you know that:
- Over 45 real-life Senators attended the premiere of the 1939 James Stewart classic MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON?
- Filmmakers for ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN spent over $200,000 recreating the Washington Post newsroom, collecting and sorting through trash to help ensure accuracy?
- An extra room was added to the Georgetown home used to film THE EXORCIST to create a shot of the priest falling down the stairs onto M Street?
Don’t miss this entertaining evening full of intriguing history and DC film lore.
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