Film & Dialogue Nite: Inherit the Wind

Date: 

Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:00pm

Location: 

Braun Room, Andover Hall

This is a classic film about the showdown between evolution and creation in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial that was held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. After its release in 1960, "Inherit the Wind" set the tone for cultural imagining of the events of the Scopes trial for decades to come. However, the film was a fictionalized account of the trial that served as an analogy for the evils of McCarthyism. How were the events of "Inherit the Wind" different from the actual trial? What do these changes tell us about the legacy of the evolution-creation debate in the 1960s and today? Come to this film night and find out! Myrna Perez Sheldon, PhD Candidate in History of Science, will lead the discussion.