ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
ALAN J PAKULA | USA | 1976 | 138 MIN | PG
This journalism drama recounts a pivotal moment in American history with breathless immediacy and nail-biting tension of a great thriller. Following The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) as they attempt to connect the dots between a mysterious break-in at the Watergate Hotel and the Nixon administration, All the President’s Men captures the dogged determination of journalists pursuing the truth in spite of false leads, sketchy sources, and looming danger. Urged by their hardline editor Bradlee (Jason Robards) to continue refining their reporting, Woodward and Bernstein piece together a story with monumental implications. A testament to journalism’s ability to speak truth to power, this classic is just as rousing and timely as ever.
Cast: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam
“A victory lap for American journalism.” –Entertainment Weekly
The Philadelphia Film Society presents State of the Union
American cinema has always held a mirror to the country’s ever-changing cultural and political landscape, giving the American people a chance to experience their deepest fears and loftiest ambitions magnified by the power of the silver screen. With State of the Union, PFS invites audiences to explore the country’s past and imagine its future through films that rigorously examine American leaders, institutions, and values while still being great works of entertainment.