Big Picture Show

The Post (2017)

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 expose 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. THE GUARDIAN’S Mark Kermode SAYS: “this story is more relevant than ever, and it is told with wit, precision and understated passion.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrXlY6gzTTM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822/

Available: Now
Rating Help: U12s with an adult (12A)
Running Time Help: 116 mins
Screening Cost Help:
Standard. Click on ? above for details - £190 and 65%

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