MNSPJ hosts free screening of ‘Spotlight’

You’re invited to a special Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists’ screening of “Spotlight” — a film about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning investigation of the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. “We wanted to show the power of well-funded, boots-on-the-ground local journalism,” Tom McCarthy, the film’s director and co-writer, told the New York Times.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4
Where: Landmark Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Cost: Free
If you wish to attend, you must RSVP to Lisa Balzo (

A synopsis, from the studio:

Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.

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