See the classic Oscar-winning political drama, All the President’s Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, followed by an onstage discussion about the film, reporting and democracy with Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller and Tucson Weekly editor Jim Nintzel!
Journalism on Screen is an ongoing series combining films that explore the world of journalism with lively discussions with experts and industry professionals. Presented by The New York Times, The Arizona Daily Star, The Daily Wildcat/UA TV-3, The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Arizona School of Journalism, Arizona Inn and The Loft Cinema.
“Brilliant! One of modern American film’s most intelligent and provocative accounts of a nation’s political failings, and a near perfect depiction of journalism at its purist and most inspired.” – Ian Nathan, Empire
It helps to have one of history’s greatest scoops as your factual inspiration, but journalism thrillers just don’t get any better than All the President’s Men. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford star as (respectively) Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whose investigation into the Watergate scandal set the stage for President Richard Nixon’s eventual resignation. Their bestselling exposé was brilliantly adapted by screenwriter William Goldman, and director Alan J. Pakula crafted the film into one of the most intelligent and involving of the 1970s paranoid thrillers. Featuring Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, All the President’s Men is the film against which all other journalism movies must be measured. (Dir. by Alan J. Pakula, 1976, USA, 138 mins., Rated PG)