Network M

An enraged Peter Finch at his newsdesk with clocks showing times of cities from around the world in a still from the film Network, 1976.
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27 June
6:00pm
Arc Cinema
$16/$12
Dir: Sidney Lumet, M, United States, 1976, 121mins, DCP,

When a news commentator threatens to shoot himself live on air, the struggling network is torn between ethics and ratings – until the message gets out of control. 

A blistering satire of sensationalism, this 1976 black comedy masterpiece asks how far the media will go and what we will trade for success.

Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall, Network received 10 Academy Award nominations, winning Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight) and Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky).

‘Ruthlessly skewers the news industry on a stake, then roasts it alive’ – ReelViews

 

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