Series/Themes: zSocial & Political Issues, zSpecial Guests
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Drama
Film Year: 1987
Film Length: 133 min.
Director: James L. Brooks
Featuring: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles.
Revealing foresight about the fate of news media, this romantic comedy follows the interconnected lives of three ambitious workaholics. Caught in a love triangle that develops amidst a network newsroom in Washington, producer Jane Craig must choose between a charismatic anchor, Tom Grunwick, and a brilliant reporter, Aaron Altman. As ongoing interactions in the newsroom spark controversial work place relationships, the film delves deeply into issues of journalistic integrity and staging in media ethics that mirror the current landscape and the prevalence of fake news. Introduction by Frank Dubec (Daily Progress), discussion with journalist and broadcaster Jim Lehrer, moderated by Wyatt Andrews (UVA)
Presented by The Daily Progress and The Miller Center
Supported by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield