NOBODY SPEAK: Trials of the Free Press

Mar 10, 2017

5:30pm – 7:05pm CT

When online tabloid Gawker posted a sex tape starring former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, a high-stakes legal battle pitting privacy rights against the First Amendment ensued. Hogan won the case and the staggering settlement he received not only bankrupted Gawker, but exposed a controversial, behind-the-scenes benefactor: Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Taking examples like Sheldon Adelson’s purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this documentary illustrates a growing, sinister trend at odds with our country’s free press. Billionaires are tipping the balance on the public’s access to news, posing new threats to society’s relationship to the truth.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Brian Knappenberger

Executive Producer:

Brian Knappenberger

Producer:

Femke Wolting, Korelan Matteson

Screenwriter:

Brian Knappenberger

Cinematographer:

Scott Sinkler, Jason Blalock

Editor:

Andrew McAllister

Sound Designer:

Lawrence Everson

Music:

Garron Chang

Principal Cast:

Nick Denton, A.J. Daulario, John Cook, David Folkenflik, Floyd Abrams, Peter Sterne, David Houston, Margaret Sullivan, Jay Rosen, John L. Smith

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: Nora Chute, Assistant Editor: Kevin Cheung, Associate Producer: Victoria Marquette, Co-Editors: Jason Decker, Tom Maroney, Kaylyn Thornal, Brian Knappenberger, Associate Producer: Sarah Fiori, Additional Music: John Draggonetti, Motion Graphics: BigStar, Digital Intermediate: Different By Design , Publicity : David Magdael & Associates, Sales and Distribution: Submarine

Contact

Distributor:

Netflix

Public Film Contact:

Brian Knappenberger
Luminant Media
brian@luminantmedia.com
3108221824

Publicity Contact:

David Magdael
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
213-624-7827

Details

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Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Festival Favorites

Year:

2017

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

95 mins

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