Film Group – Monday 14th January – The Post

Show time: Monday 14th January, doors open 17;45, film commences 18:00 (ends 19:55)

Where: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Show U3A Membership Card for free entrance – NO booking required

Film Title: The Post

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 exposé of a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of the 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.


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