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Frank Capra's "Meet John Doe" Film Screening

Meet John Doe (1941) is Frank Capra's wonderful, message-laden populist tale about the common man. There will be a lecture the next day and this showing is part of the American Lectures in the History of Religions: The Cinematic Sacred being hosted at Wake Forest with Jeffrey Stout, Professor of Religion, Princeton University on Wednesday, February 27  5:00p.m.  The lecture is titled, "Fake News, Modern Horrors, and Democratic Hope: Why Capra’s Populist Christ Figure Fell Flat."

 Professor Stout is well-known for his work in ethics, social criticism, political thought, modern theology, film, and theories of religion. He served as president of the American Academy of Religion in 2007 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (


This film screening is in advance of a lecture the following evening to be given by Jeffrey Stout on Wednesday, February 27.

Tuesday, February 26 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Arts & Entertainment, Film


Academics, Study of Religions, School of Divinity

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Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students




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James Ford

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