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The Fourth Estate: The Front Page

Billy Wilder

EnglishUSA1974105 min


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Saturday, April 27th at 1pm at the Sie FilmCenter!

This film is our FREE DFS Members screening for April. Members must log in to claim your FREE ticket.

Part of our "The Fourth Estate" Film + Conversation series
In 2019, the Denver Film Society will present a series of films and talks examining the state of journalism, as it intersects with changing business models, social power structures, modern technology, and governmental shifts. Join us for this unprecedented series as we screen the best in journalistic cinema, and invite industry leaders of Colorado and beyond for post-film conversations to address some of the most pressing issues facing the Fourth Estate today.

In this Billy Wilder comedy classic, based on the smash hit play of the same name by Ben Hecht, a tabloid newspaper editor (Walter Matthau) tries to prevent his ace reporter (Jack Lemmon) from retiring, just as an escaped death row convict shows up to plead his innocence.

How can/should journalism evolve? Representatives of the Colorado Media Project, and Corey Hutchins, a journalist for the Columbia Journalism Review and The Colorado Independent, will discuss the challenges that news media institutions face today and new strategies to overcome them.

Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth | Screenwriter: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond BASED ON THE PLAY BY Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon