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Film Programs
The Right Stuff

July 20 at 11:00
East Building Auditorium

An epic adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book, The Right Stuff follows the saga of the aeronautical test pilots involved in Project Mercury, the United States’ first manned space mission. Although focused primarily on the well-known “space cowboys” Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard (Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, and Scott Glenn, respectively), the film also delves into the effects of their ambitions and accomplishments on their families. (Philip Kaufman, 1983, 35mm, 192 minutes)

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Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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