Imagine watching the recent big-screen release of Sully, then hanging out and chatting about heroism with Capt. Chesley Sullenberger himself.
Sort of a cool double feature, right?
That kind of twin bill lies ahead Friday when Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron joins the audience at the Little Washington Theatre for Spotlight, the 2016 Oscar-winning Best Picture. Baron will be joined on stage immediately afterward for a conversation and audience Q&A with Rappahannock’s own Andy Alexander, formerly the Post’s ombudsman.
Baron held a similar title at the Boston Globe and helped launch the investigation into the priest abuse scandal at the Catholic archdiocese depicted in the dramatic film. The reporting by the Globe’s Spotlight team won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism’s top award. Some reviewers describe the film as this generation’s All the President’s Men.
The movie, screening at 7 p.m. Friday, is part of RAAC’s First Friday at the Movies series and is cohosted by Foothills Forum. Tickets, $6, are available at the door. Popcorn, candy and water are available for purchase. Note the hour-early start time.
Actor Live Schreiber portrays Baron, leading a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci and best supporting actor nominee Mark Ruffalo.