FILM: The Manchurian Candidate with post-film discussion moderated by Joyce Kulhawik

July 23
Sunday
4:00 pm
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FILM SYNOPSIS
Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Staff Sergeant in the Korean war serving alongside Major Ben Marco (Frank Sinatra) when their patrol is ambushed by Communist soldiers. Having escaped, the squad returns to the US where Raymond is to receive the Medal of Honor for single-handedly saving the lives of his squad. Marco, however, becomes suspicious of Shaw after his recurring nightmares lead him to believe there is more to the rescue than meets the eye and launches himself into a world of corruption, politics, intrigue, and of course, brainwashing.

"The true mark of an essential film is how well it stands the test of time. When it was re-released in 1988, The Manchurian Candidate caused as much, or more, of a sensation than on its initial theatrical run, finding an entirely new generation of admirers. Since that time, it has taken on an almost mythic importance due to the events that transpired in its wake.  NOT to be missed" - Variety Magazine

Released: 1962
Director: John Frankenheimer
Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 126 minutes

Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Angela Lansbury), Best Film Editing (Ferris Webster)
Winner of two Golden Globe Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Angela Lansbury)
Nominated for one Golden Globe Award: Best Director (John Frankenheimer)
Online Film & Television Associates - OFTA Film Hall of Fame 2001
National Film Preservation Board - National Film Registry 1994