Director: Alan J. Pakula Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1974
Starring: Hume Cronyn, Paula Prentiss, Walter McGinn, Warren Beatty, William Daniels
Gawker Media executive editor John Cook & former Investigations Editor Sam Biddle will lead a discussion on Watergate-era thriller THE PARALLAX VIEW. A 35mm presentation.
The 1974 classic that landed smack dab in the middle of real life Watergate and introduced Alan J. Pakula (All the President’s Men) and his unique filming to a nutjob audience. Warren Beatty plays a reporter who becomes entangled in an elaborate shadow organization that hires and brainwashes innocents to assassinate political candidates. Invoking Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and modern day suicide bombers, The Parallax View depicts corporate America as manipulating the political process, and killing with impunity. Not possible.
What better duo to end our conspiracy film series than John Cook and Sam Biddle? John Cook is currently the interim Executive Editor of Gawker Media and former Investigations Editor for Gawker Media and editor and reporter at The Intercept and Gawker. Sam Biddle has been at the center of many of Gawker’s biggest investigations and was voted “Employee most likely to get in a tussle on the Space Needle.”
Part of IT’S A CONSPIRACY presented by Gawker Media.