Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood Features "Salvador"

Sunday Sep 23, 2018

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Cost:

FREE

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City of Albuquerque

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The series examines the role of the press in democratic societies and invites the audience to engage in conversation with the guests about the future of journalism as well as a film screening.

Devin O'Leary, chief film critic at the Weekly Alibi, hosts "Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood" a film and discussion series held at the KiMo Theatre once a month through November. The series examines the role of the press in democratic societies and invites the audience to engage in conversation with the guests about the future of journalism.

"Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood" is a Partnership between KiMo/CABQ and NM Humanities Council.

Fake News … Journalism Goes to Hollywood is part of the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative, which is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The series is aimed at deepening the public's knowledge and appreciation of the interconnections joining democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry.  Special thanks go to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of the initiative and to the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

2Hr 2Min

Rated: (R)

Stars:
James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy

See also: Reel World

Screening Salvador

Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood film series returns to the KiMo Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23. from 2 to 5pm, the New Mexico Humanities Council sponsors this event, featuring a free public screening of Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Salvador. The film stars James Woods and is based on the real-life adventures of unconventional journalist Richard Boyle, who found himself caught up in the vicious political strife in El Salvador in the early ’80s. An after-film discussion about the role of journalism in modern society and its portrayal in film will be led by Alibi’s film editor Devin D. O’Leary (that’s me). This month’s special panel guests include Dr. Kimberly Gauderman of the New Mexico History Department, Rick Kozak (who spent many years traveling the world as a photojournalist for the Washington Times Corporation) and Jim Spiri (an embedded journalist who has covered conflicts in El Salvador, Afghanistan and Iraq). Fake News is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative and seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connection between democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry. The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Ave. NW.

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