In this lauded satire on the news media, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale’s angry televised rant turn into a huge ratings boost for the UBS network, but at what cost? The film is still relevant in today’s 24-hour news culture.
(1976, rated R for strong language, some sexual content, and a scene of violence, 121 minutes)
MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER FILM SERIES is brought to you by the Millennium Park Foundation (co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) on Tuesdays, June 13 – September 5 at 6:30pm (except Thursday, August 24 at 11am). Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. Admission is free. Complete schedule: millenniumpark.org