June 28, 2011, 5:30 - 8:00 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
June 28–July 26, 2011
This Year's Films
June 28: Heaven Can Wait (1943), directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn. An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
July 5: Between Two Worlds (1944), directed by Edward A Blatt, with John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker
July 12: Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (1946) directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey
July 19: Defending Your Life (1991), directed by Albert Brooks, starring Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn
July 26: After Life (Wandâfuru Raifu) (1998), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, starring Arata, Erika Oda, Susumo Terajima
In 2010, we looked at how the movies have seen the pursuit of happiness.
In 2009, we looked at movie treatments of crime and punishment.
In 2008, we looked at love and romance in the movies.
In 2007, we looked at the American movie hero.
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