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Independent press vs the government &Privé HD brings the premiere of ‘The Post’ on 28th July

Independent press vs the government &Privé HD brings the premiere of ‘The Post’ on 28th July

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MUMBAI: A good press serves the governed, not the governors and if the press doesn’t hold the government accountable, who will? &Privé HD, the premium destination for nuanced cinema, is all set to premiere the historical political thriller ‘The Post’ on Saturday, 28th July at 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The film, directed by the master storyteller and one of the most sought-after directors - Steven Spielberg, reminds us of the essential role the media plays in a healthy functioning democracy. It stars Hollywood’s powerhouse performers Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in lead roles.

Based on a true event from 1970’s America, The Post depicts the story of journalists at The Washington Post who fought to publish the Pentagon Papers, a set of classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War. The movie is centered around the first female publisher, Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) and her no-nonsense of an editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) who fight all odds to expose a cover-up of the Government that spanned four US Presidents. The Post is a classic Hollywood rendering of the struggle between the government trying to cover up its lies to the American people and the newspapers’ determination to expose it.

Receiving rave reviews worldwide, The Post was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017 and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by Time and the American Film Institute. The film also received two nominations at the 90th Academy Awards and six nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

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