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CCWA & CIA: The Men Who Stare at Goats

Film screening and discussion
Monday, January 31, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

CCWA and CIA: The Men Who Stare at Goats

A film screening, followed by a discussion with John Alexander, intelligence expert who is a leading proponent of non-lethal weapons and an inspiration for the George Clooney character in the film

Monday, January 31, at 7:00 pm
A Special Film

John B. Alexander in person!

USA, 2009, Grant Heslov

George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey star in this recent, Strangelovian military farce about a reporter who stumbles upon a cadre of renegade U.S. soldiers in Iraq who employ New Age-inspired, paranormal techniques developed during the Vietnam era to wage psychic war on the enemy. (They also try to kill goats by staring at them). Based on Jon Ronson's nonfiction book of the same name, the film will be introduced by John B. Alexander, Ph.D., a retired U.S. Army colonel and intelligence expert who is a leading proponent for the development of non-lethal weapons. Alexander was featured prominently in Ronson's book and is one of the real-life military men who inspired Clooney's character in the movie. (He has also appeared on George Noory's radio show Coast to Coast AM.) The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is bringing Alexander to Cleveland, and he will also answer questions after the screening. "A superbly written loony-tunes satire,  played by a tony cast at the top of its game." -Variety.  35mm color & scope print! 94 min.

Special admission $12; Cinematheque and CCWA members and CIA students & staff $8
No passes, twofers, or radio winners.;

Location: The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle, telephone (216) 421-7450,  Free parking for filmgoers is available in the adjacent Institute lot, located off of East Blvd.

Registration is closed.