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Don't miss a free screening of 'Spotlight' for a glimpse about next Landon Lecturer

Monday, March 27, 2017

 

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's Union Program Council will host a free screening of the 2015 movie "Spotlight" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.

The movie, inspired by actual events, is about a team of journalists investigating allegations of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church. The movie won two 2016 Oscars: Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Best Writing and Original Screenplay. It also was nominated for three Golden Globes.

The movie stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber, who plays Martin "Marty" Baron, the editor of The Boston Globe.

The real events that inspired the movie earned The Boston Globe's Spotlight reporting team, led by Baron, a 2003 Pulitzer Prize and influenced reform in the Catholic Church. Baron, now executive editor for The Washington Post with 11 Pulitzer Prizes awarded under his leadership, will present the 176th Landon Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The K-State Student Union Program Council plans more than 160 entertaining, educational, cultural and substance-free events each year for Kansas State University students and the Manhattan community.



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Jackie Hartman
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jlh1980@k-state.edu

Kaitlin Flores
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Martin Baron

Martin Baron, executive editor for The Washington Post, will present a Landon Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in Forum Hall at the Kansas State University Student Union.

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Stephanie Jacques
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sjacques@k-state.edu