Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
April 22, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
April 23, 2006 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
With Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney delivers a riveting account of a crucial chapter in 20th Century American history and, in the process, firmly establishes himself as a major force behind the camera as well. The crisply paced, tautly scripted docudrama recounts the events of the mid-1950s leading up to acclaimed CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow's (David Strathairn) decision to stand up against fiery Senator Joseph McCarthy, who was out to rid the country of communism. McCarthy's seemingly reckless behavior, in which he condemned individuals without giving them a fair trial, angered Murrow and his producer Fried Friendly (Clooney) into action. The resulting few episodes of Murrow's show, "See it Now," found Murrow on a personal, patriotic crusade to challenge McCarthy and rid America of his callous persecution. [rottentomatoes.com]
"A largely terrific picture: a scathing (and, yeah, exceedingly timely) social document submerged within a deeply pleasurable entertainment."
-- Andrew Wright, The Stranger. Read this review.