Coolidge: Rediscovering an American President - Screening at Princeton Garden Theatre
FREE SCREENING - tickets (SOLD OUT)
Documentary Runtime: 57 minutes
Featuring a post-screening discussion with Allen C. Guelzo and Steve Forbes.
Part of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
The first major documentary about CALVIN COOLIDGE, the man Ronald Reagan called “one of our most underrated presidents."
The year 1923 brought one of the most unusual presidential inaugurations in American history.
Vice President Calvin Coolidge was asleep at his childhood home in rural Vermont when the news came in: President Warren Harding was dead. By candlelight, Coolidge’s own father, a notary public, administered the oath of office to the new president.
A century later, Coolidge stands as perhaps America’s most misunderstood and unjustly neglected president.
A landmark new documentary film changes that.
Coolidge: Rediscovering an American President reveals a leader who offers urgent lessons for our age of inflation, exploding debt, and partisan rancor.
Coolidge oversaw one of America’s greatest periods of prosperity. Far from a passive president, he cut taxes while reducing the federal debt. He blunted class warfare.
President Coolidge also presented a model of character, principle, and humility—rare qualities in Washington, then or now.
And Americans rewarded Coolidge with support politicians of both parties would envy today.
This documentary, directed by award-winning filmmaker Paul Sanderson, features interviews with:
Steve Forbes • Amity Shlaes • Jon Meacham • Gov. Michael Dukakis • Judge Edith Jones • Gov. James Douglas • Kurt Schmoke • Judge Janice Rogers Brown George Nash • Gov. Phil Scott • Garland Tucker • and many others!
For more information about Coolidge: Rediscovering an American President or to arrange a screening, contact Jed Donahue at [email protected] or 347-782-1673