The West Palm Beach Library Foundation presents a viewing of “Guilty by Suspicion,” featuring Robert DeNiro and Annette Benning. Representing our “anti-Communism” past, this film tells the story of a 1950s Hollywood director who returns from filming abroad to find his loyalty called into question by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. By sticking to his principles he is unable to find any work and will only be allowed to direct once he implicates colleagues as Communist agents. He must decide whether to turn informant, or hold true to his beliefs – at the cost of his life’s work (105 minutes, rated PG13). Following the film and there will be a discussion lead by Carolyn Breeder-Watts. Light refreshments will be served.
This presentation is part of Banned and Burned: Literary Censorship and the Loss of Freedom, an emotional and unforgettable series of events that will feature the traveling exhibition, Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The eight-week presentation provides a vivid look at the first steps the Nazis took to suppress freedom of expression, and the strong response from the United States. For details on the exhibition and related events, visit www.wpblibraryfound.org.