A journalism film series underway in Denver had the usual suspects for showing, and a lot of them are also really good choices.
They are: (my comments and suggestions for replacements are after the list)
The Fourth Estate – In Film + Conversation
In 2019, the Denver Film Society will present a series of films and talks examining the state of journalism, as it intersects with changing business models, social power structures, modern technology, and governmental shifts. Join us for this unprecedented series as we screen the best in journalistic cinema, and invite industry leaders of Colorado and beyond for post-film conversations to address some of the most pressing issues facing the Fourth Estate today.
Select Saturday afternoons at 1pm, January – June 2019
Regular prices for all films/events: $7.00 for DFS members / $11.50 for non-members
Saturday, January 12th at 1pm at the Sie FilmCenter! This Academy Award-nominated biopic tells the true story of a cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and the one newpaper to pull away the veil of secrecy.
Saturday, April 27th at 1pm at the Sie FilmCenter! In this Billy Wilder comedy classic, a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his ace reporter from retiring just as an escaped death row convict shows up to plead his innocence.
Saturday, May 11th at 1pm at the Sie FilmCenter! In this hallmark of journalism-based films, The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that ultimately lead to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
Saturday, May 25th at 1pm at the Sie FilmCenter! When The Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels.
Saturday, June 22nd at 1pm at the Sie FilmCenter! Howard Hawkes casts Cary Grant as a scheming editor who must try to keep his ex-wife and star reporter (Rosalind Russell) from quitting her job and marrying another man, all while a hot story about a man on death row unfolds before them.