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American Politics on Film - Fridays in October

As Americans prepare to head to the polls, Turner Classic Movies will explore how Hollywood has portrayed the democratic process with the all-new documentary special A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington. Produced by Amblin Television and the award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau, this one-hour special will premiere Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. (ET) as part of a month-long film series entitled American Politics on Film.

Each Friday in October under the banner American Politics on Film, TCM will showcase some of Hollywood's most notable films with political angles or storylines. Following the premiere of A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington on Oct. 5, TCM will present two Frank Capra classics: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), starring James Stewart, and Meet John Doe (1941), starring Gary Cooper.

On Oct. 26, CNN News anchor Wolf Blitzer will co-host the night with such films as Advise & Consent (1962), Seven Days in May (1964) and All the President's Men (1976) in support of the upcoming November Presidential election.

TCM launched the A Night at the Movies franchise in October 2009 with A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers. Subsequent specials have focused on movie epics, horror films and holiday classics. TCM's A Night at the Movies documentary specials are executive-produced by Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (TNT's Falling Skies).

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