If there ever is a biopic of Ayn Rand, Nicolas Cage
should play the lead; the resemblance is uncanny. In the meantime, you can
watch Chris Mortensen's documentary Ayn
Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
(2011) which traces the lasting popularity and influence of the controversial
writer and philosopher's 1957 novel, a dystopian cautionary tale about a future
USA brought to its knees by tax-and-spend liberals, big government, and all the
"moochers" and "looters" who dare to show charity towards their fellow man.
Sound familiar? As the film notes, Rand's
"Objectivist" philosophy inspires today's libertarians and neoconservatives. It
screens at the Regent Theatre, 7
Medford St, Arlington
| Tuesday, January 17 @ 7:30 pm | $10 | 781.646.4849 regenttheatre.com.