In partnership with Bivona Child Advocacy Center, the George Eastman Museum presents a special screening of the 2016 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, US/Canada 2015, 128 min., DCP), starring George Eastman Award winner Michael Keaton.
A reception with light refreshments will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Curtis Theatre.
The film begins at 6 p.m. in the Dryden.
Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe’s elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades’ worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching in uence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system. Based on the true events of the 2002 investigation by the Globe, the star-studded Spotlight also features Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, and Stanley Tucci.
Please join us after the film for a panel discussion focusing on the broader issue of child abuse and the need to break through the secrecy that surrounds it. By hearing from professionals addressing child abuse in our community, attendees will gain a deeper understanding about child abuse and the role they can play in the effort to end this abuse. The discussion will be moderated by Todd Butler, President and CEO of Causewave Community Partners.
Tickets: $10, includes reception, film, and discussion