When a corporate take-over and low ratings cause aging news anchor Howard Beale (Peter Finch) to lose his job, he responds by threatening to commit suicide on-air. Given a second chance to end his career with dignity, Beale uses his farewell address to rant against corporate hypocrisy, imploring his audience to join him by yelling “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” When ratings shoot through the roof, ruthless new VP of programming Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) gives Beale his own show, intending to turn him into the “mad prophet of the air-waves." An insightful indictment of the rabid desire for ratings by the media, Network is more prescient with each passing year.
Admission is free for Students with valid ID.
Sponsored by The Gateway - Official student newspaper.
- Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 9:00PM
This screening is part of the larger thematic series: