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TCM Programs Month of Political Films, Includes New Doc with Stone, Reiner

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 12, 2012 at 2:25PM

As the nation prepares for the upcoming election, TCM rolls out a month-long program of classic films on politics, as well as the newly produced one-hour special "A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington," featuring interviewees Oliver Stone, Rob Reiner and many more talking about the treatment of politics in cinema, and examining films on political campaigns and (close to Stone's heart) conspiracies.
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James Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
James Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

As the nation prepares for the upcoming election, TCM rolls out a month-long program of classic films on politics, as well as the newly produced one-hour special "A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington," featuring interviewees Oliver Stone, Rob Reiner and many more talking about the treatment of politics in cinema, and examining films on political campaigns and (close to Stone's heart) conspiracies.

The special premieres on Friday, October 5 at 8pm Eastern time. The series programming includes two Frank Capra classics, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "Meet John Doe," starring Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper respectively, and, of course, Alan J. Pakula's paranoid masterpiece and politics-journalism hybrid "All the President's Men."

A few notable films are missing from the list, including John Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate" and, oddly, Stone's "JFK."

TOH-ers, as polling draws near, what are some of your favorite flicks about politics?

Full schedule:

Friday, Oct. 5
8 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012) – Premiere
9 p.m. – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
11:15 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012) – Encore
12:15 a.m. – Meet John Doe (1941)

Friday, Oct. 12
8 p.m. – Born Yesterday (1950)
10 p.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012) – Encore
11 p.m. – The Great McGinty (1940)
12:30 a.m. – I Married a Witch (1942)

Friday, Oct. 19
8 p.m. – A Face in the Crowd (1957)
10:15 p.m. – The Glass Key (1942)
11:45 p.m. – Flamingo Road (1949)
1:30 a.m. – A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012) – Encore

Friday, Oct. 26
8 p.m. – Advise & Consent (1962)
10:30 p.m. – All the President's Men (1976)
1 a.m. – Seven Days in May (1964)

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