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BUY TICKETS 5pm Sunday 27 May
DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg
CAST Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk
Another chance to see Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s enjoyable and timely drama about the Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971.
Another chance to see Steven Spielberg’s timely political drama about the publication in 1971 of the Pentagon Papers that unveiled previously undisclosed information about the US involvement in the Vietnam War. Meryl Streep stars as the Washington Post’s owner Katharine Graham, finding her role and her voice as a woman in a male world when her editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), urges her to risk everything to expose the truth. An ode to investigative journalism and holding government to account.
(2017 UK/USA 113 mins)
‘The Post’ throttles along in a pleasurably bustling, down-to-the-timely-minute way. It’s a heady, jam-packed docudrama that, with confidence and great filmmaking verve … tells a vital American story of history, journalism, politics, and the way those things came together over a couple of fateful weeks in the summer of 1971 … The movie becomes a multi-stranded tale of journalistic triumph, with Graham movingly arriving at the realization that she’s not just the caretaker of her late husband’s company; it’s her company. The decision to publish the Papers becomes nothing less than an assertion of democracy, made all the more potent when newspapers across the land publish in solidarity. Owen Gleibermann, Variety
BBFC advice: Contains strong language and brief battle violence
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