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CityPress - - Trending - Gayle.ed­munds@city­press.co.za Spot­light Di­rec­tor: Fea­tur­ing:

Tom McCarthy

Rachel McA­dams, Mark Ruf­falo If you ever won­dered why it is im­por­tant to fight for the Pro­mo­tion of Ac­cess to In­for­ma­tion Act, Spot­light is for you.

It is a cau­tion­ary tale about why blind trust in any per­son or in­sti­tu­tion – es­pe­cially the pow­er­ful and wealthy – is a se­ri­ous er­ror in judge­ment.

Spot­light, writ­ten and di­rected by Tom McCarthy (The Sta­tion Agent and The Vis­i­tor), is about the team of in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ists at The Bos­ton Globe at the turn of the cen­tury who un­cov­ered the huge pae­dophilia cover-up in the Catholic Church in Bos­ton. What the team thought was a case of a few rogue preda­tor priests ended up ex­pos­ing a sys­temic cover-up by the faith­based in­sti­tu­tion with 1.2 bil­lion souls in its spir­i­tual net.

McCarthy mas­ter­fully builds the ten­sion as the team of jour­nal­ists – Mike Rezen­des (Mark Ruf­falo), Wal­ter Robin­son (Michael Keaton), Sacha Pfeif­fer (Rachel McA­dams) and Matt Car­roll (Brian

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EX­POSÉ From left: Michael Keaton, Rachel McA­dams and Brian d’Arcy James in Spot­light

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