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Film: Extra! Extra!: Celebrating The 'Newspaper Picture' CL Recommends

When: Sat., Jan. 7, 2 p.m. 2012
Price: Free
Here's some cinematic news worthy of above-the-fold headlines: The Main Library's latest film series kicks off this week, and it's a grabber. At a point when the printed page continues to lose ground to the Internet, "Extra! Extra!": Celebrating the Newspaper Picture focuses on movies showcasing various noble (and some not-so-noble) members of the Fourth Estate. The line-up starts with 1976's All the President's Men, the superb dramatization of how brash Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) stuck to their guns despite testy opposition and eventually blew open the Watergate scandal that toppled the presidency of Richard Nixon. All told, the series will include nine films shown through early April.
— Matt Brunson

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