Steven Spielberg’s 'The Post' Is Relevant Now More Than Ever at KCET’s Winter Cinema Series December 12 | KCET
Steven Spielberg’s 'The Post' Is Relevant Now More Than Ever at KCET’s Winter Cinema Series December 12
Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and Production Designer/Art Director Rick Carter Scheduled to Attend Q&A
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in “The Post,” a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and their very freedom — to bring long-buried truths to light.
“The Post” marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. “Steven made this story into a thriller,” says producer Amy Pascal. “He has an innate ability to make historical moments dynamic and of the moment. You are on the edge of your seat watching this movie, but it also reminds us of the timeless duty to tell the truth.” Adds producer Kristie Macosko Krieger: “This movie is about the power of the truth, but it's also a personal story of a woman’s transformation from a housewife to head of a Fortune 500 company. It’s a personal story inside a historical story of giant stakes and that’s what made it so compelling to all of us.”
The film also features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods. “The Post” will be released in theaters nationwide by 20th Century Fox on December 22 following its premiere in Washington D.C. Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and Production Designer/Art Director Rick Carter will join KCET Cinema Series and Must See Movies host Pete Hammond for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
Deadline.com is the official media sponsor for the winter season of the KCET Cinema Series. The sold out series began on October 24 and runs through December 12. The film screens at 7 p.m. at the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks (15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403). Nearby parking is available.
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