Ill be Inside, on the Right side of the Lobby standing at a pillar.
I may be a tad bias, as it is an all time favorite movie of mine, but this film from 1939 is what should be in the dictionary when you look up "Classic Film". Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart, about one man's effect on American politics. It was directed by Frank Capra and written by Sidney Buchman, based on Lewis R. Foster's unpublished story. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was controversial when it was released, but also successful at the box office, and made Stewart a major movie star. The film features a bevy of well-known supporting actors and actresses, among them Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell and Beulah Bondi.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story. In 1989, the Library of Congress added the movie to the United States National Film Registry, for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Basically when Jimmy Stewart stands over Claude Rains desk, his voice ragged from his filibuster and says "I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine. All you people don't know about lost causes. Mr. Paine does. He said once they were the only causes worth fighting for. And he fought for them once, for the only reason any man ever fights for them; because of just one plain simple rule: 'Love thy neighbor.'... And you know that you fight for the lost causes harder than for any other. Yes, you even die for them. Like a man we both knew Mr. Paine", well if that doesnt hit you hard youve got no soul.
10:00 AM MOVIE Capitol Theatre 1290 W 65th Street in the Detroit Shoreway \
Large Free Parking Lot to the Right of the Theatre
12:15 EATS/DISCUSSION Lattitude 41
Afterwards Join us at Latitude 41 for there very nice Sunday Brunch.
Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.
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