Academy Award Winning Movie Spotlight: What Can Go Wrong with Organized Religion?

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer.[5][6] The film follows The Boston Globe‘s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States,[7] and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. It is based on a series of stories by the Spotlight team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.[8] The film features an ensemble cast including Mark RuffaloMichael KeatonRachel McAdamsJohn Slattery, and Stanley Tucci, with Brian d’Arcy JamesLiev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup in supporting roles.[9]

Spotlight was shown in the Out of Competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.[10] It was also shown at the Telluride Film Festival and the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[11] The film was released on November 6, 2015, by Open Road Films and grossed $98 million worldwide.[4] It received widespread critical praise, with critics lauding the performances of the cast, historical accuracy and screenplay; the film won numerous guilds and critics’ association awards, and was named one of the finest films of 2015 by various publications. Spotlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Original Screenplay, from six total nominations.

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