Thursday, August 14, 2008

TRUMBO Philadelphia premiere

Just a quick plug here for those of you in the Philadelphia region: tomorrow (Friday, August 15) at 7:30 PM, the ACLU of Pennsylvania will host the Philadelphia premiere of the documentary film Trumbo, at the Ritz at the Bourse in Old City. The movie features readings from the letters of Dalton Trumbo, the Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned after refusing to turn over names to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

Following the showing will be a Q & A with Helen Manfull, who is featured in the film. She discovered Trumbo's letters and edited them into the published collection.

Prof. Sherman Labovitz will also join the discussion. Prof. Labovitz spent time in prison for his political beliefs during the McCarthy era and is the author of Being Red in Philadelphia: A Memoir of the McCarthy Era.

There is no extra cost above the usual movie ticket. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Ritz box office. We'll have a table set up, so if you do attend please stop by and let us know you're a Speaking Freely reader!

When: Friday, August 15, 7:30 pm
Where: Ritz at the Bourse, Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut, Philadelphia

Chris in Philly

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