The McKinley Foundation is a proud partner of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century.
The Film Committee will present a series of films throughout the year exploring these ideals. The first in the series is 2005’s Good Night, and Good Luck. A post screening discussion will examine issues around freedom of speech with emphasis on freedom of the press.
Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM
In the mid-1950’s Edward R. Murrow and his producer, Fred Friendly, help bring an end to the tyranny of the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee’s anti-Communist hearings. With the platform provided by his CBS News program “See It Now,” Murrow challenges Joseph McCarthy on his claims that hundreds of avowed Communists are working covertly as Soviet spies in the U.S. government, among other allegations, and that they have the power to destroy lives and careers.
PG | 90 min | Drama | 2005
The McKinley Foundation Theater is located at 809 S. Fifth Street in Champaign, at the corner of 5th and Daniel. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street, weeknights after 5 PM and weekends.