Film Sunday: “Network” (1976)


Dear Hughesians,

The term has started and the time has come to watch movies.

The film for Sunday, 13 October will be “Network” (1976). This is a ferocious and prescient satire of television, network news, and the stupidity of the public. It is the story of a news anchor in the twilight of his career who regains his appeal when he “goes crazy.” But
it is more, taking on a range of social issues from feminism to political radicalism. If you are interested in television and media it is probably mandatory. It has been described as one of the most radical American movies ever made. Directed by Sidney Lumet from an (Oscar winning) script by Paddy Chayefsky, the film stars Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway, both of whom won academy awards for their performances.

For those who are new to Hughes, the films are open to all and no advance notification is necessary.

We will start on time at 8pm in the Pfeiffer Room. We hope to see yout here.