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When:

Mon Oct 15 2012, 7:30pm
Tue Oct 16 2012, 7:30pm
Wed Oct 17 2012, 7:30pm
Thu Oct 18 2012, 7:30pm
Fri Oct 19 2012, 7:30pm

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

As the American presidential elections loom in November, we look at the literary and cinematic portrayals of the POTUS (President of the US). It is a role that has gone beyond being the embodiment of political power, but also about creating a public persona that caters to an increasingly media-saturated world. These films explore the blurring of the line between the real and public selves of the US President.

Sunrise At Campobello
Director: Vincent J. Donehue
Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn
1960 | 144 mins | US |Rating: G

In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family are vacationing at their summer property on Campobello Island when he is diagnosed with polio. Those around him are helping him adjust to his physical disability, which they all hope is temporary. However, as the years pass and the paralysis remains, Franklin comes to the realisation of his capabilities and he thinks of resurrecting his political career.

Based on the 1958 play of the same name by Dore Schary.