Mike Canning, Hollywood on the Potomac How the Movies View Washington, DC

Film NightFriday, January 23, 2015

TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

PRICE: $25 (Light supper $15; Movie $10) Cash Bar

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

Ever since he saw his first film at age four in his home town, Fargo, North Dakota, Mike Canning has been fascinated by movies. After working for 28 years as a foreign service officer and press and cultural officer in eight countries, he began his second career, going to the “flickers” and reviewing movies for the Hill Ragnewspaper for more than 20 years. He has also written on film, public affairs, politics, and on the depiction of Washington politics and the U.S. Congress in American feature films.

Hollywood on the Potomac offers a comprehensive look at how Washington, DC, has been portrayed as subject, setting, or background in American films. Canning will show clips of films depicting Washington.The book will be available for purchase and signing.

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