bealeWinona State University will host a film screening of “Network,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8 in the Stark Hall Auditorium.

“Network” is a satirical comedy about a fictional television network whose lead news anchor has an on-air meltdown. When an unscrupulous network programmer takes over the news, information is replaced by sensationalism and the troubled anchor is turned into a prophet.

The film was released in 1976 and has become lauded as one of the greatest works of American cinema. The film’s depiction of the rage found among audiences of its time is especially relevant for today’s viewers.

The film also appeared on American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Films.

“Network” runs 121 minutes and is rated R. This event is free and open to the public. More information on this film can be found online.

For more information on this event contact Nathan Wardinski at nwardinski@winona.edu.

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