Lecture: Hollywood Representations of the National Capital from Jefferson Smith to Selena Meyer

Michael Cornfield, associate professor at GW’s Graduate School of Political Management

The 1939 film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a cultural landmark; it bathed D.C. in an idealistic light. Subsequent depictions have introduced a full spectrum of emotional perspectives, including such dark current television series as Homeland, House of Cards, and Veep. Michael Cornfield, associate professor in the GW Graduate School of Political Management, will discuss how we as citizens perform reality checks while enjoying these escapes into the imagination. 

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.