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USA | 2015 | 124 minutes | Jay Roach

November 10, 2015

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Dalton’s daughter, Nikki Trumbo, in person!
SIFF and ACLU of Washington present this special advance screening of one of the year’s most anticipated films, which tells the true story of legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a victim of the Hollywood blacklist who was jailed for his political beliefs. The top notch ensemble cast includes Brian Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Proceeds benefit SIFF and ACLU of Washington. No discounts or passes.

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Director Jay Roach (Game Change) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

  • Director: Jay Roach
  • Principal Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman,Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David James Elliott, Alan Tudyk
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 124 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website