Dream Palace

Broadcast News

William Hurt and Holly Hunter star in this reflection on 80s media and politics.

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USA 1987
Dir James L Brooks
With William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, Joan Cusack
Certificate 15

The world of TV news comes under the spotlight with Holly Hunter on top form as a talented news producer, and William Hurt as the charismatic but far from seasoned anchorman who finds favour among the TV execs and audiences. With insight into the state of the 1980s broadcast media alongside office politics and the way that people use their careers to avoid time for personal reflection, Broadcast News successfully combines comedy, romance and drama.

The screening on Sun 30 May will feature a pre-recorded intro by director Sarah Smith.