Mon 23, Tue 24, Wed 25 May
20.00 – 22.10 hrs

Spotlight

Location: Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos

Thomas McCarthy, VS 2015
language: English – subtitles: Dutch

Old-style journalism triumphs in the story of the real-life team who knocked on doors and scoured the cuttings library to reveal a scandal that may have begun centuries ago. Oscar best film 2015! 

Spotlight is a movie of clarity and force: the true story of the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team and its 2002 campaign to investigate a church cover-up of child abuse by Catholic priests.

This is what the police work of investigative journalism looks like: the documents, the phone calls, the pre-web clippings, the expense of shoe leather in going out to interview people who don’t want to be interviewed. Spotlight doesn’t have the sensational thrills of Alan J Pakula’s All the President’s Men (1976), or for that matter David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007). And there are a few journo cliches. But it has the sinew of a really good procedural, underpinned by genuine moral outrage (The Guardian)


Students 3,50 euro | others 7,50 euro (Natlab card is valid)
Make a reservation at tel 040-2946848