The Central Canada Film Group is presenting the film A Face in the Crowd tomorrow night. The group’s Colin Davis says it’s a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith in his Hollywood debut and the lead role as Lonesome Roads a down and out alcoholic but charismatic hobo who becomes immensely popular. He explains that’s the story as its seen but the real story behind the film is that it’s a scathing social commentary on how television has become an influential tool in shaping the minds of the American public and whoever controls the media controls the people and therefore the country, adding this film was years ahead of its time and is actually a lot more relevant today than it was at the time it was made.
A Face in the Crowd will be shown tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Hapnot Collegiate Theatre. Admission is free with a voluntary silver collection.