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Spotlight (2015)

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Spotlight (2015)

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Friday, February 19
6:30 pm
Cost: Free
When allegations surface against an unfrocked priest accused of molesting over 80 boys, a team at the Boston Globe make it their mission to investigate the truth behind a disturbing series of sexual abuse linked to the Roman Catholic Church.

USA | 128 min | R | DCP | Dir. Tom McCarthy

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

"A gripping detective story and a superlative newsroom drama." - A. O. Scott (New York Times)

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USA | 128 min | R | DCP | Dir. Tom McCarthy

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

"A gripping detective story and a superlative newsroom drama." - A. O. Scott (New York Times)

Watch the Trailer!

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