You, the public and fellow journalists are invited to view the acclaimed film, SPOTLIGHT, in the exclusive Lake Street Screening Room, followed by Q&A with journalists, investigators, film critics and clergy.
Monday, February 22 (Oscars winners to be announced Feb 28.)
Doors open at 6:45 p.m./Movie to start at 7 p.m.
The Lake Street Screening Room
70 E. Lake St., Chicago
This event, organized by the Chicago Headline Club Foundation and theChicago Film Critics Association, offers tickets for $30. Donations also accepted with proceeds benefiting the Chicago Headline Club and its foundation’s scholarship program.
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Nominated for five Oscars, SPOTLIGHT depicts The Boston Globe’s investigation into cases of widespread child sex abuse by numerous Catholic priests in the Boston area and the decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. It is based on a series of stories by the Globe’s Spotlight team that earned the paper the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
SPOTLIGHT is inspiring students to go to journalism school–just as All The President’s Men did back in the day. In addition to encourage conversation about this film and the role of investigative journalism in our society, this event aims to help new journalists succeed.
Light refreshments will be served