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The Post (2017)

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The Post (2017)

2 Nov 2018

7pm Morpeth Town Hall

Community Cinema screening - tickets £6 available from GMDT, Chantry TIC and Town Hall from 9th October

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks,​Sarah Paulson
Director: Steven Spielberg   Screenplay: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Rating: 12A
Runtime: 1 hour 56 mins
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers.  Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive exposť on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers.  However the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt.  Now Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press.  In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance.