His Girl Friday (1940), starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant is about a newspaper editor who will do anything to stop his star reporter and former wife from remarrying. Cokie will share her thoughts on why the movie – after nearly seven decades – remains such a hilarious crowd pleaser. General admission is $25 and $20 for Newseum members.
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Pictured from left are Nick Clooney, Floyd Abrams, and John Watson.
(Photo credit: Jeff Watts, American University)
“Nothing But the Truth,” a 2008 feature film inspired by the experiences of New York Times reporter Judith Miller during the Valerie Plame-CIA leak scandal, was the first film screened for the 2009-2010 Reel Journalism Film Series-presented by American University’s School of Communication and the Newseum, Monday night at AU’s Greenberg Theatre.
The film boasts an ensemble cast including Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett, Noah Wyle, and David Schwimmer. Even though it addresses a timely topic and received rave reviews at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, Nothing But the Truth never received a theatrical release because its distributor filed for bankruptcy.
“There may be more people in this room about to see the movie than have seen it in this country,” joked Floyd Abrams, the preeminent constitutional law expert who argued for the New York Times and Miller in the Plame CIA leak grand jury investigation.
Abrams was a technical adviser for the film and also had a cameo role as the judge who sends a journalist (Beckinsale) to jail when she refuses to reveal her sources to a special prosecutor (Dillon). Abrams, along with First Amendment expert and AU professor John Watson, were the panelists discussing the film before the screening with host Nick Clooney.
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White House speechwriter Jon Lovett turned 27 aboard Air Force One, Playbook reports this morning: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs led him to the conference room up front. The President and a cake were waiting, and the boss led a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Buzz Aldrin, Nick Clooney (in his son George’s place), Les Moonves, Sean McManus, Bob Schieffer, Katie Couric, Tom Brokaw and Andy Rooney are among those who may speak at the memorial service of Walter Cronkite in September in NY.
JOBS after the jump…
It was a reunion of sorts- “The War Room” is a documentary on President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign and the organization who ran it, including the three aforementioned.
Some ancedotes via Politico:
“The Lewinsky thing,” said Begala. “That was hard for everybody, and it was hard for me.”
“When I went to Little Rock” to campaign for Clinton, said Myers, “all of my friends thought I was insane. … It seemed like a great adventure. … It was beyond-my-wildest-dreams interesting.”
“You see the huge cell phones, no BlackBerrys, no e-mail,” said Stephanopoulos. “You got pink phone messages throughout the day. We were wearing handsets. … You were on the phone all day long!”
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The Newseum and American University hosted the event as a part of the Reel Journalism film series, which explores the intersection of movies and journalism. An intersection that Clooney calls “sometimes smooth, sometimes bumpy, always interesting.”
Following the screening Lopez discussed his experience turning his now famous column of his relationship with homeless musician and schizophrenic Nathaniel Ayers into a book and eventually a feature film, staring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. “I went from journalist to advocate, it was extremely odd.” said Lopez, who was in town for today’s Capitol Hill briefing “Honoring the Soloist – A Congressional Briefing on Homelessness and Mental Illness.”
Lopez added that Paramount also considered Tom Hanks and George Clooney for his role, played by Downey. Also interesting- the casting for Ayer’s character: Denzel Washington and Will Smith were also considered.
On May 18th Reel Journalism will host a discussion with George Stephanopoulos and screening of “The War Room,” a documentary of Bill Clinton’s ’92 campaign.
Special thanks to Paul Menter for covering. More photos after the jump…
(Sorry, not that Clooney…)
From the release:
Nick Clooney, veteran journalist and television host, joins the faculty at American University this fall as American University School of Communication and Newseum Distinguished Journalist in Residence. Clooneyâ€™s appointment is part of a long-term partnership between the School of Communication and the Newseum, the interactive museum of news in Washington, D.C.
During his career, Clooney has been a broadcast journalist; a newspaper columnist; a television series writer, producer, and host; a documentary filmmaker; an Emmy Award winner for commentary; a candidate for Congress; the author of three books; and a human rights activist. He recently travelled with his son, Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney, to Darfur to make A Journey to Darfur, a documentary about genocide in the conflict-ridden region of Sudan. …
This fall, Clooney will teach Opinion Writing, and in spring 2009 he will teach Films that Changed Us, a new course based on his book, The Movies That Changed Us: Reflections on the Screen (Atria, 2002). The book analyzes the significance of such iconic American films as The Birth of a Nation, The Jazz Singer, Dr. Strangelove, Stagecoach, The Graduate, Star Wars, and Saving Private Ryan.
As part of the school-Newseum partnership, Clooney will host the fifth annual AU School of Communication-Newseum Reel Journalism Film Festival and other events at the Newseum. The Newseum moved into its new $450 million home at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. in Northwest Washington in April 2008.
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