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Dramatising democracy: Abraham Lincoln on screen

How much artistic license can filmmakers take with ‘real’ characters? How do their decisions impact our perspectives?

Film historian, Melvyn Stokes, explores these questions and more in a special introduction to a screening of Spielberg's Lincoln (2012).

Speaker:
Professor Melvyn Stokes, 
Professor of Film History, UCL

Introduced by Professor Ian Christie FBA, Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History, Birkbeck, University of London

Interested in this event? Find out more about our season on political leadership which took place in June 2016.

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