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The Life And Times Of Ben Bradlee Film Screening
January 25, 2018, 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee Film Screening, followed by Discussion with Sally Quinn
TIME: Bar opens at 6:30pm. Introduction at 6:30pm, followed by Film Screening at 7:00pm, Discussion Q&A at 8:15pm
PRICE: $20 for DCV Members (Use Code DCV2121); $25 Non-members. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.
John Maggio’s award-winning documentary, The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee, which premiered on HBO December 4, is a must-see for all who care about the First Amendment and the importance of a free press in sustaining our democracy.
This intimate portrait of storied Washington Post editor Bradlee, the groundbreaking editor who brought down the Nixon White House with the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, could not be more relevant at a time that eerily parallels the Watergate era. Told primarily in his own words, The Newspaperman traces his career, which spanned the most critical moments of the second half of the 20th century, and also provides a look into his personal world, with home movies, photographs, archival footage, and interviews with a who’s who of American journalism, Washington insiders, and family and friends.
Following the film, join Bradlee’s widow, Washington Post journalist, author, and TV commentator Sally Quinn, for a discussion of the film and her husband’s impact on the world of journalism.