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Based on a true story, The Post examines the Washington Post’s legal battle to publish the leaked Pentagon Papers in 1971, containing damning classified information about the Vietnam War and a cover-up that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) risked their careers and their freedom to help bring long buried truths to light. Featuring an all-star cast, director Steven Spielberg’s film about journalists challenging government corruption is a timely comment on current events.

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