Announcing the 2016 Government Cheese Program

A Year-Long Celebration of Classic Films About Washington, D.C. 


In honor of the upcoming, ongoing, mind-numbing 2016 Presidential Election, I hereby declare the next 12 months The Year of Government Cheese. Accordingly, I will feature a classic movie set in or about Washington, D.C. on Mildred’s Fatburgers, and post a companion piece here on Asterisk DC to highlight an aspect of the film that is peculiar to Washington — a landmark, an historical event, a political boondoggle, that sort of thing,

Be on the lookout around the Ides of Every Month for your portion of Government Cheese from now until CNN declares a winner with 0% of the precincts reporting.

This is the kind of thing I’m talking about:

Ear-Way In-nay the UNNY-May ​(Gold Diggers of 1933)​ | Parades End: The Bonus Army March on Washington

First up is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Stay tuned!


About Beth Daniels

Beth is a writer and editor who has lived in the DC Metro area for more than twenty years. If you want to read some movie stuff, visit
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