FREE ADVANCED SCREENING: Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell,” starring Paul Walter Hauser, Olivia Wilde, John Hamm, Sam Rockwell and more.
Offered as part of our Media in the Movies series.
Synopsis: American security guard, Richard Jewell, heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist. Rated R.
Monday, Dec. 2
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611
You must RSVP for your free tickets here.
The film has already been subject to controversy, please see the links for future discussion:
Vanity Fair‘s original 1997 article: “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell”
Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“Opinion: Film tries to fix one reputation, attacks another”
‘Richard Jewell’ review: Clint Eastwood’s seething reminder that sometimes, the fake-news rap is legit