In this presidential election year, a movie lick 'Good Night, And Good Luck' is more important than just a time-waster on a Saturday afternoon. It shows us what can happen when the government gets out of control.

This movie shows what happened when newsman Edward R. Murrow butted heads with Senator Joseph McCarthy while McCarthy was going after the so-called 'red menace' of Communism. Television was an almost brand new medium in the 50s, and with WWII still a fresh memory, McCarthy's claim that the country was overrun with Communists who were trying to overthrow the U.S. government scared the daylights out of people. Seeing frightened people naming their friends and colleagues as Communists on tv every night only made things scarier.

Murrow and his staff investigated the claims that McCarthy was making and proved them to be false. Going up against McCarthy was a real act of bravery in those days. The film shows just how scary that time was, and why we need to make sure the press isn't stifled, and the government does what it is supposed to do - serve the citizens of the United States.

Check out this amazing movie at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, this Saturday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. The movie is free, but there will be concessions available to buy.

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