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Williams at the Movies: Elvis & Nixon
July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This summer film series celebrates notable contributions by Williams College alumni to the feature film industry. We hope to have some surprise guests along the way, and urge you to consider making an entire evening of it by enjoying a special prix fixe dinner available @ $35.00 pp++ (choose two courses) before and after the movie in the Bar & Grill.
During the movie, enjoy complimentary popcorn. A concession stand will also be available for sales of beer, wine and soda, mixed nuts, cheese plates, crudités, sliders and warm pretzels starting at 5:30.
The series will be introduced by Professor Jerry Carlson ’72, a film historian and Chair of the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College of The City University of New York.
July 26 – Elvis & Nixon
Directed by Liza Johnson ‘92. The untold true story of the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and President Richard Nixon. The revealing, yet humorous moment, was immortalized in what is now the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Presley opposes the drug culture, the hippie movement, SDS, & Black Panthers. He wants Nixon to swear him in as an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs, and after much ado, an Oval meeting is set up. Nixon is annoyed by what he sees as a PR stunt, but over the course of the meeting finds that they are both self-made men who came from humble beginnings, worked hard for their success, and feel unappreciated by an American culture they no longer understand. Starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey.