Silver Screening: ALL THE KING’S MEN
10:30 a.m. March 19, Silver Screening movie & luncheon
6 p.m. March 19, with talk by Dr. Gary Joiner
Presented by LSU Health, School of Allied Health Professions
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men is an Oscar-winning political epic inspired by the career of Louisiana governor Huey P. Long. Broderick Crawford is Willie Stark, a backwoods Southern lawyer who wins the hearts of his constituents by bucking the corrupt state government, though he turns about to be perhaps even more corrupt than his predecessors. Drama, 1949, 110 min., NR.
AT THE 6PM SCREENING: Before Robert Penn Warren wrote about Willie Stark, there was the man who inspired the character, Louisiana governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long. LSUS professor Dr. Gary Joiner will introduce the film by sharing some of the major similarities and differences between Long and Stark. He will also give audience members insight into what aspects of Long’s larger-than-life character made him the perfect subject for a novel.