Online Vintage Movie Night: Propaganda Cartoons!
Vintage Movie Night host Richard Hall has organized a new online film screening featuring entertaining propaganda cartoons filmed over the past century with political, social, or commercial messages. Dating from silent World War I films through World War II and the Cold War, cartoons have been used as propaganda tools to mold public opinion, sometimes in subtle or more blatant ways.
Vintage Movie Night, which features Hall’s curated collection of short vintage films on different topics, is part of the City of Takoma Park’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series. This screening was planned before the coronavirus outbreak and was scheduled to be shown on April 9 at the Takoma Park Community Center. We moved it online so you can kick back at home, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the cartoons!
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