The Foundation is developing a major initiative for Calendar Year 2024 entitled
“The American Presidency on Screen”
Details to come
The Foundation deferred organizing events during 2022-2023 due to the Covid pandemic
Saturday, February 1 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Thursday, February 25, 2021
At Jacksonville University, a special tribute to baseball legend Jackie Robinson was part of the University's celebration of Black History Month. The film "42" - The Story of Jackie Robinson - was shown at the John Sessions Baseball Stadium on campus. More information about the University's activities:
At the University of Southern California a panel of political experts and movie industry insiders led a discussion about political election campaigns through the prism of Hollywood.
A special composite/montage of film clips drawn from feature films from the 1940s to 2020 gave the panelists and the audience a sense of how the art and science of running for elective office has evolved from the wartime years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to today's hyper-partisan political landscape.
This special event was sponsored by USC's Dornsife Center for the Political Future, led by 2 of America's leading political experts, Director Bob Shrum and Co-Director Mike Murphy, and the Center's Executive Director, Kamy Akhavan.
At the University of South Carolina the focus was on Presidential elections and civil rights in America.
The George Clooney-produced movie, The Ides of March (Clooney was also Director and screenwriter), about a Presidential campaign by an incumbent Governor, was shown at the University's Columbia SC campus.
A panel discussion with the audience immediately followed the screening of The Ides of March.
The second movie screened was Loving, based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman in Virginia who married one another despite the fact that marriage between different races was a criminal offense in the state at that time. This formed the basis upon which the U.S. Supreme Court later invalidated all state laws that prohibited interracial marriage in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S.1 (1967).