Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This most beloved of all political movie classics has influenced generations of politicos and filmmakers, but Michael Lehmann has a surprisingly darker take on it in light of current events. Two-time Capra biographer Joseph McBride talks about his illuminating biographies here.
About Michael Lehmann
Michael Lehmann has directed nine feature films, including Heathers, Hudson Hawk, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and Because I Said So. Among his numerous television directing credits are Homicide, The West Wing, The Larry Sanders Show, Big Love, Californication, American Horror Story, Dexter and True Blood. He recently wrote and directed Betas, a pilot for Amazon Studios that has been ordered to series.