All The President's Men
Apropos of absolutely everything, Central Cinema and local news startup Compass present Alan Pakula’s perennially thrilling journalism drama, plus a special panel discussion (“What Does All The President’s Men Mean in 2019?”) at 6pm between Saturday’s screenings, sponsored by Compass and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists.
Two green reporters and rivals working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire warnings about their safety, the duo follows the money all the way to the top.
“All the President’s Men is a quintessential American movie: It does a lot of things well and makes it all look simple.” – Newsday
“The movie is a victory lap for American journalism — the triumphant flip side to Network‘s self-loathing take on the media.” – Entertainment Weekly