Film screening | The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Film screening | The Manchurian Candidate (1962)



15 May 2019


Hoyts Cinema, Broadway Shopping Centre, Greek & Bay St, Broadway NSW 2007


Film screening


Ticket includes the film, discussion and refreshments. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.


$35 - General Admission; $25 - Concession

A presidential election campaign, an attempt by Russians to get a sleeper agent in the White House, the US government on the brink of being subverted and taken over by foreign interests – sound familiar?

It's hard to believe The Manchurian Candidate was released in 1962, but 2019 seemed like as good a time as any to revisit the Academy Award-nominated film starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh.

The suspense thriller was filmed at the the height of US-Soviet hostility during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Non-Resident Senior Fellow Stephen Loosley AM (whose expertise combines presidential politics and Hollywood history) hosted an audience discussion following the film.


  • Stephen Loosley, AM
    Stephen Loosley, AM
    Non-Resident Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

    Stephen Loosley served in the Australian Parliament during the Hawke and Keating Governments where he chaired both the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the Senate Regulations Committee.