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SPOTLIGHT (2015) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Tom McCarthy and with an all-star cast that includes Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT (2015) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “SPOTLIGHT puts the power...

AFI Grad Michael Rezendes on the True Story of SPOTLIGHT

Before Michael Rezendes won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, he was a Screenwriting alumnus of the AFI Conservatory (Class of 1999). Played by Mark Ruffalo in the Oscar®-nominated SPOTLIGHT, he’s one of a group of Boston Globe reporters who, in 2002, exposed a shattering clergy sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Known collectively as…