Film Screening and Talk

West End Library

Film Screening and Talk

"A film about a Man, a Magazine, and the Media"

Picture of promo piece for film How Washington really WorksThe library will host a screening of How Washington Really Works: Charlie Peters and the Washington Monthly on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.

The film examines the career and contributions of Charles “Charlie” Peters, the founding editor of the Washington Monthly magazine, and how “Charlie’s journalism school of indentured servitude” produced a stellar corps of American journalists in 30 years. The film also examines Charlie's years in the Peace Corps; the roots of the Monthly's brand of neoliberalism; its critique of journalism; and Charlie’s legendary but intimidating editing style called “raindancing.”

head shot of writer/producer/director Norman KelleyFeaturing: Jonathan Alter, Jennifer Barrett, Taylor Branch, Matthew Cooper, Michelle Cottle, Gregg Easterbrook, James Fallows, Paul Glastris, David Ignatius, Nicholas Lemann, Suzannah Lessard, Joe Nocera, Jay Rockefeller, Amy Sullivan, and of course, Charlie Peters.

The film, a new release, is a Charlie Project Production. 

The screening will be followed by a talk with writer/producer/director Norman Kelley.  

Please join us!