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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Frank Capra / US, 1939 / 129 min.

Fake news? Smear campaigns? They've been around longer than we're likely to think, as is evident from Frank Capra's classic about a young senator who takes a stand against political corruption. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, one of the great films about American politics, starring a young James Stewart, is a fitting choice for the night of the US presidential election.

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With introduction by Marike Huizinga (Eye programmer) (in Dutch)

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


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