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The Manchurian Candidate
IFC Center
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
General Admission
*Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Nov 22 & Sat Nov 23 begin at 12:05am, not 11:59pm!*
Event Pricing
Admission Adult - $16.00
Admission Child - $13.00
Admission Senior - $13.00

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*Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Nov 22 & Sat Nov 23 begin at 12:05am, not 11:59pm!*

“THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE raises the same red flags today as it did in the early 1960s, when its story of political intrigue and assassination became all too relevant following the death of JFK, causing the film’s abrupt disappearance from screens. Re-released to coincide with the current election campaign, it remains a nightmarish tale of high-level subterfuge, mental manipulation and the futility of one man’s rebellion against an ingrained social system. In one of his last roles as a genuine actor before he was swallowed by shallow fame, Frank Sinatra stars as disturbed Korean war veteran Bennett Marco, who uncovers a plot to murder a presidential frontrunner. One of the first films to voice the growing belief that the American system of power and privilege was corrupt, it prefigures not just the Kennedy and King murders, but Vietnam, Watergate and the entire ’70s conspiracy boom. More importantly, it’s a sensational piece of genre filmmaking: pacy, compelling, witty and cynical, it depicts, in unflinching detail, the beginning of the end for post-war American optimism.” – Time Out (London)

Screening as part of our Autumn 2019 series, "Waverly Midnights: Spy Games."



Film Details
Country:USA
Year:1962
Director:John Frankenheimer
Writer:Richard Condon (novel)
George Axelrod (screenplay)
Editor:Ferris Webster
Cinematographer:Lionel Lindon
Cast:Frank Sinatra
Laurence Harvey
Janet Leigh
Angela Lansbury
Henry Silva
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
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