Director: Jay Roach

109 mins, Canada-USA, 2019, Digital

This film was released on 17th January 2020, and is no longer screening.

As founding CEO and chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes was one of the most powerful and influential men in American conservative media. His career was brought to an ignominious end in 2016 following multiple accounts of his sexual harassment of women across decades.

When anchor Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) files a lawsuit against Ailes (John Lithgow) claiming that she had been fired for refusing his advances, it divides Fox staff into camps depending on whether they believe her. Although new staff member Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) has recently had it made clear to her what she needs to do in order to advance her career, she is reluctant to speak out.

Meanwhile, fellow anchor Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) stays neutral, her high profile making her stance more noticeable. Told with a light touch, this is an engaging and insightful study of workplace dynamics.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.20 on Friday 17th and 18.00 on Thursday 23rd.

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

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