£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 116 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.
At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper.
Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
“Turns some sobering and timely questions about press power and presidential abuses into eminently satisfying screen entertainment.” – The Times