Movies of a Movement: The Post (2017, PG-13)
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Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.
Movies Meant for the Big Screen: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, PG-13)
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Blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to save his love, the governor’s daughter (Keira Knightley), from Jack’s former pirate allies, who have returned from the dead.
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