PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES
ANDREW ROSSI | USA | 2011 | 100 MIN | R
This galvanizing documentary follows the staff of the country’s most esteemed newspaper as they work tirelessly to report navigate the changing landscape of print journalism. Page One finds The New York Times facing a moment of existential uncertainty, with papers around the country shuttering at an alarming rate and digital media upstarts from Twitter to WikiLeaks posing a challenge to traditional journalism. Given unprecedented access to the Gray Lady’s inner-workings over the course of several tumultuous months, director Andrew Rossi presents a fast-paced, highly entertaining portrait of a revered institution in transition, and a stirring argument for the newspaper as a pillar of sanity in an era of “fake news.”
“A vital, indispensable hell-raiser.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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.