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At the Movies
The Populist Parable of A Face in the Crowd

Elia Kazan’s 1957 classic is a prescient warning about the power of demagogues, which remains all too relevant more than 60 years later.

Published on: August 2, 2019
Matt Hanson is a contributing editor at The Arts Fuse, Boston’s online independent arts and culture magazine. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The BafflerThe GuardianThe MillionsThe New YorkerThe Smart Set, and Three Quarks Daily.
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