With the London 2012 Games around the corner, The Picture House is proud to offer “Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Olympics on Screen,” a series celebrating and exploring the on-screen legacy of the Olympics. The Games have evolved to become much more than simply the world’s foremost sports competition, with issues involving global politics and nationalism often vying for attention with the events on the field. The series will examine all that the Olympics represent – a forum for athletic and physical achievement, a grand spectacle and mass media event, and a reflection of global politics and national identity.

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