Thursday 22nd March 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
The film recalls The Washington Post ‘s legal battle in 1971 to publish damning classified information, exposing government cover-up about US involvement in the Vietnam War, spanning three decades and four presidents. Katharine Graham (Streep), first female newspaper publisher, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) must decide to risk careers, lives and future of The Post in this gripping and timely tale of news media challenging political corruption on Capitol Hill.
USA 2017 – directed by Steven Spielberg – with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys – tbc min
Released in the midst of Oscar season, the film will undoubtedly take on more significance amid a particularly fraught time for news media, which has been referred to as “the enemy of the American people” by Donald Trump – THE TELEGRAPH