Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm at Haypath Road Park Community Center. Each month a current movie will be discussed. Check this page and the calendar for the name of the film several weeks prior to the discussion. If you have friends who do not have access to the website, please call them to inform them of the movie we will be discussing.
February 22, 2018
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance.
Join Polly Hammer as she discusses this timely film, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.