‘Truth’ Trailer: Redford is Rather

Posted in The Screening Room by - September 23, 2015

Dan Rather is back in the spotlight in the first trailer for Truth, based on the book Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The film focuses on the lead-up, breaking, and subsequent investigation surrounding the news that Rather broke regarding ex-President Bush’s military service. The film stars Robert Redford as Rather, along with Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, and Dennis Quaid also starring in the film. I’m a huge fan of these kinds of films, and with the star power behind it, it has the makings of a interesting look at a important event in journalism. 

TRUTH is based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes. In the vein of “All The President’s Men” and “The Insider,” it is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchet), an award-winning CBS News Journalist and Dan Rather’s producer, who broke the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story, among others. The film chronicles the story Mapes and Rather uncovered that a sitting US president may have been AWOL from the United States National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. When the story blew up in their face, the ensuing scandal ruined Dan Rather’s career, nearly changed a US Presidential election, and almost took down all of CBS News in the process.

Truth will have limited release starting October 16, 2015

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He’s a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You’ll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.

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