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Government shutdown means you won't hear 'The Crowd Roars' tomorrow night

Posted by on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM

James Cagney in "The Crowd Roars"
  • James Cagney in "The Crowd Roars"

The government shutdown has affected people in life-threatening ways—the suspension of clinical trials for children suffering from cancer, for example—so the cancellation of a film at the N.C. Museum of Art is merely a minor annoyance. However, it does demonstrate the small ways the federal government intersects with our daily lives.

The Crowd Roars, a 1932 film directed by Howard Hawks and starring James Cagney, was scheduled to screen tomorrow at 8 p.m. However, as the NCMA website explains, the museum couldn't get the film from the Library of Congress Film Archive.

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