This screening includes The Fountainhead
- Date and time:
- Mon, Aug 21, 2017, From 7–8:54 pm
- 1 hr 54 min
- Free, but ticketed.
Series: President's Choice
Based on the iconic novel by Ayn Rand, the 20th-century writer and controversial philosopher of ‘Objectivism,’ the film follows an individualistic architect named Howard Roark (Gary Cooper) who battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman. For Rand (who also wrote the screenplay), Roark represents struggle between individualism and collectivism, a man who would choose to destroy everything before compromising his personal and artistic vision. However, 1940s society, may not be ready for his modern architecture. The film co-stars Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey. Print courtesy of and preserved by The Library of Congress. (35mm Presentation)