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Based on a true story, Drama
In 2001, a group of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe newspaper were asked by their new editor to examine allegations of historic child abuse within the Catholic Church in their city. Over the course of a long, painstaking investigation, they discover a scandal that stretches back decades involving institutions at the highest level of the city’s religious, legal and political establishments. Rigorous and engrossing, but never sensationalised, this grown-up drama deals with serious, complex issues in a mature fashion. It presents the journalists involved as noble but fallible humans, rather than heroes and never forgets that the true story lies in the accounts of the scandal’s many victims.
Fun and thought provoking activities to support a visit to the Into Film Festival to view a film from the Game Changers strand.
A film guide that looks at Spotlight (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Gripping Hollywood remake of a brilliant British TV series about a journalist who gets mixed up in a political scandal with deadly consequences.
11+ years 124 mins
70s classic about the two journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal which brought down a presidency.
14+ years 132 mins
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16+ years 99 mins
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Reading time 8 mins
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Reading time 10 mins
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Reading time 6 mins
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