37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Broadcast News

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


Sunday, November 12


2:00 PM


Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield

Film Info

Director: James L. Brooks

Runtime: 133 min.

Genre: Classics, Comedy, Drama

Year: 1987

Country: USA

Featuring: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles.