The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Screening - Friday, November 2, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Screening - Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

USA | 126 minutes | PG-13

The Manchurian Candidate is the story of a son of a prominent political family that has been brainwashed into a pawn for the international Communist conspiracy. Widely regarded as one of the best election movies as well as one of the best films ever made, The Manchurian Candidate also feels astonishingly and - unfortunately - contemporary. 

"Its astringent political satire still bites. The plot cheerfully divides blame between right and left. The Manchurian Candidate is inventive and frisky, takes enormous chances with the audience, and plays not like a 'classic' but as a work as alive and smart as when it was first released. 'It may be,' Pauline Kael wrote at the time, 'the most sophisticated satire ever made in Hollywood.' Yes, because it satirizes no particular target - left, right, foreign, domestic - but the very notion that politics can be taken at face value." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2003. 

One of the top 250 Films, Nominated for two Oscars, 1962

Events in Focus


Sol LeWitt

Screening - Friday, September 19, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development