Spotlight has been added to the 51st Chicago International Film Festival as its Closing Night selection. Spotlight will be shown at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday, October 29, 2015.
Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, Spotlight is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.
Spotlight adds to the list of Oscar contenders screening at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival, which also includes Carol, Brooklyn, Where To Invade Next, and 45 Years.
“Spotlight has everything we love about movies -a great cast, an intriguing story, and just the right dose of controversy,” says Founder & Artistic Director Michael Kutza. “Each year, we make a point to bring films to Chicago that aren’t just entertaining, but important and vital works of art. ‘Spotlight’ is one of those movies.”
“We are thrilled to bring the 51st Festival to a close with such a strong film,” added Programming Director Mimi Plauché.
Spotlight opens in select Chicago theaters on November 6, 2015.