Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Next up for Cinema Nairn 2016 Oscar and Bafta winner 'Spotlight' (15) Friday February 24th at 7.30 pm

Next up in Cinema Nairn’s new season is 2016 Oscar and Bafta winner ‘Spotlight’ (15), which will be screened on Friday February 24th at 7.30pm.

This is a gripping and hard hitting true account of how investigative journalists from the Boston Globe uncovered a very longstanding child abuse scandal and cover up by the Roman Catholic Church. The case stirred a hornet’s nest in church, legal and political circles, which Director Tom McCarthy uses to the full, making for compelling and tension filled viewing.

In addition to Best Picture and Best Writing Oscar, there were nominations for lead actors Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, with Michael Keaton also starring.

This case was seminal in unlocking investigations into abuse in the church in many countries, and those journalists brave enough to take on church, legal and political forces intent on stopping them richly deserve all the plaudits which have resulted from this outstanding film.

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