The Post

  • Sat Apr 21
The Post

free admission

Steven Spielberg
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers—and their very freedom—to help bring long-buried truths to light. “A master chef preparing an entire feast inside a pressure cooker, Spielberg shoots The Post like every shot was delivered to the studio on a deadline, and the result is a film that combines the spartan clarity of hard journalism with the raw suspense of an Indiana Jones adventure.” (Indiewire) Executive produced by Cornell alum Trevor White ‘07.

Sponsored by the Cornell Historical Society.


DCP color
1 hour 55 minutes
release year/country
2017 USA