Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People


Maryland Hall Main Theater Sat, Mar 23, 2019 2:30 PM
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Film Info
Section:Feature Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:84 mins
Film Type:Feature
Production Country:USA
Director:Oren Rudavsky
Produced By:Oren Rudavsky
Andrea Miller
Screenwriter:Robert Seidman
Cinematographer/DP:Wolfgang Held
Editing By:Ramon Rivera-Moret
Music By:Olivier Manchon
Clare Manchon
Cast:Liev Schreiber
Hugh Dancy
Lauren Ambrose
Tim Blake Nelson


Joseph J. Pulitzer, known for the journalism prizes that bear his name, is one of those inspirational American success stories that takes on even more relevance today. A Hungarian Jewish immigrant, Pulitzer came to America penniless, but he became a wealthy and influential publisher whose ground-breaking and trend-setting newspaper The World became known as “The Friend of the People.” He advocated for the poor and exposed corruption, thus incurring the wrath of President Teddy Roosevelt, who tried to discredit him and threatened imprisonment. In times like now when America’s First Amendment rights are being challenged, it is imperative that we do not forget Pulitzer’s heroic battles for the freedom of the press. (USA, 2018, 84 min., Documentary)