Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Reagan Remembered: 'Rendezvous with Destiny' Screened at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The Washington College Republicans Club will present a screening of the film "Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny" at Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.

"Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny" examines and celebrates the life and legacy of the 40th President of the United States. Hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, the documentary tells the story of the Reagan presidency and the three pillars that shaped his time in office: reviving the American economy, restoring America's spirit and challenging the Soviet Union.

Shot on location in Washington, D.C., the Reagan Ranch, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, France, Poland and the Czech Republic, the film features never-before-seen interviews with Michael Reagan, former Reagan Administration officials, former presidents Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic and Lech Walesa of Poland, and many others.

"Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny" charts the path of a unique and notable 20th-century American life, from an Illinois childhood to a career in Hollywood, from the Governor's mansion in California to the Presidency of the United States.

The film explores how Reagan's conservative principles developed over the course of his life's journey, and how "the Great Communicator" used his words and vision to help restore confidence in the nation's future at a time when the national mood was at its nadir.

Over the course of the Reagan presidency, the United States emerged from a recession with then-unprecedented economic growth, and the Cold War finally lurched toward its conclusion. Reagan's prediction that the Soviet Union would end up on "the ash heap of history" ultimately proved to be prescient.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny" is free and open to the public.

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