The Eleanor Roosevelt Story Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Director Richard Kaplan presents his Oscar-winner at a special anniversary screening
We commemorate 60 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by presenting Richard Kaplan’s Oscar-winning portrait of a driving force behind its creation: Eleanor Roosevelt. Written by poet Archibald MacLeish and using rare newsreel footage, personal photographs and a rich tapestry of interviews, the film chronicles Roosevelt’s evolution from an awkward and lonely youth to the force of energy who brought her polio-stricken husband out of his sickbed and back into the political arena. She went on to transform the role of first lady, becoming an important public figure as she as visited practically every corner of the country, drawing criticism for her open support of racial equality and civil rights. After FDR’s death, Eleanor remained active in a panorama of progressive causes and a passionate advocate for what would eventually become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This loving tribute to one of the great Americans of the 20th century serves as both an introduction to this remarkable woman’s life, as well as a celebration of her extraordinary accomplishments. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Kaplan will introduce the screenings.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Story
Richard Kaplan, USA, 1965; 90m
Buy Tickets Thu Dec 18: @ & 6:30
$8 seniors (62+)
$7 Film Society members & students (with ID)
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