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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Opens on June 6

Director: George Clooney Run Time: 93 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2005

Starring: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United Kingdom, France, Japan, United States
Language: English

About the film:

When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy’s Senate “investigation.” Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly. The CBS team does its best to point out the senator’s lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS’ corporate sponsors to desist.

“I found it to be one of most intelligent and insightful movies ever made about the television news business and about the profoundly un-American practice of labeling dissenters as traitors.”

—Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

About the filmmaker:

George Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker who has received numerous accolades for his work, including a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Academy Awards. Clooney started his career as a successful actor, receiving his big break after starring in the television drama ER as Dr. Doug Ross. After leaving the show in 1999, Clooney starred in the Coen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), for which he earned a Gold Globe for his performance. In 2006, Clooney won his first Academy Award for his performance in the complex thriller Syriana (2005). Most recently, Clooney directed the 2023 film The Boys in the Boat (2023), which won the PFCS Award for Overlooked film of the year. In 2005, Clooney directed his second feature-length film, Good Night, and Good Luck. This film was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture and Best Achievement in Directing.

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