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When:

Fri Oct 12 2012, 7:30pm
Sat Oct 13 2012, 7:30pm
Sun Oct 14 2012, 7:30pm
Mon Oct 15 2012, 7:30pm
Tue Oct 16 2012, 7:30pm
Wed Oct 17 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.

The President’s Lady
Director: Henry Levin
Cast: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston
1953 | 96 mins | US | Rating: PG

The historical drama describes the story of President Andrew Jackson’s early years, through his meeting and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards, whose unfaithful first husband refuses to finalise their divorce. Jackson climbs up the military and political ladder, but Rachel is never socially acceptable due to her “tainted” past.

Based on the book of the same name by Irving Stone.