I had to do it. The Forum Film Festival, run by the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law School was screening GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, George Clooney’s dramatic reenactment of the clash between broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and the commie-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy, and had invited me to interview actor David Strathairn, who received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Murrow. And so, having already suffered through AN AMERICAN CAROL and immortalized the anguish in a recent Temple of Bad episode, I had to ask him about that film’s ham-fisted swipe at GOOD NIGHT. You’ll be able to hear Strathairn’s response as part of the full interview, which will post this Friday.
In the meantime, there are still two nights left to the Festival, and if you’re within traveling distance of New York, it’s worth checking out. On Thursday, October 23, they’ll be screening DUCK SOUP, with Dick Cavett appearing on-stage to give his take on the sublime insanity of the Marx Brothers. Then on Friday, October 24, the festival will wrap up with the FOLCS Awards Night, a free (can’t beat that) program of short films from around the world that will feature an awards ceremony, including an Audience Favorite award voted by attendees (and to prevent against voter fraud, make sure to bring your photo ID with you (just kidding)).
You can find out more about the festival here.