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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Find out about The Family, a powerful elite corps of fundamentalist Christianity which has members on both sides of the aisle in Congress. Also: Colin Firth and Anand Tucker on their new film about father/son relationships, "When Did You Last See Your Father?" A look at Conor McPherson’s new play, "Port Authority." And – the latest in our Political Projections film series is all about how Hollywood has depicted machine politics over the years!

Guests:

Colin Firth and Anand Tucker

The Family: Powerful Fundamentalists

Find out about The Family, an elite corps of fundamentalist Christianity which has powerful members on both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C. Journalist Jeff Sharlet’s new book is The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

Event: Jeff Sharlet will be speaking and signing ...

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Fathers and Sons

A new film, "When Did You Last See Your Father?", explores the father/son relationship, as a son deals with his father’s terminal illness. Colin Firth stars; Anand Tucker is director. It opens June 6 at Lincoln Plaza, the Angelika, and Cinema 1,2,3.

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Three Generations of Irishmen

Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson’s new play, "Port Authority," is making its New York debut at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th St.). It’s set in Dublin, and weaves together the stories of three generations of Irishmen. Brian d’Arcy James and Jim Norton star. It ...

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Political Projections: Machine Politics

We look at how Hollywood has dealt with the world of machine politics, and how it's used characters like the nefarious party boss and the do-good reformer -- from their heyday between 1875 and 1950 up to the present. Daniel Eagan is a film critic for Film Journal ...

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