Trumbo – Omak Film Festival: Sun Feb 28 – Wed Mar 2

Trumbo Omak Film FestivalTrumbo is the 4th film of the 13th annual Omak Film Festival playing Sunday Feb 28 through Wed March 2 at the Mirage.

Trumbo is rated R and runs 124 minutes.

Showtimes: Sunday Feb 28 – 3.45 & 6.45*|* Mon Feb 29 – Wed Mar 2 – 7.00

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) 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
Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook (book)
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

Kirk Douglas reviews ‘Trumbo’:

“BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — How odd to watch history replayed on the big screen when it’s your own.

That’s where Kirk Douglas, 98, found himself when recently viewing Trumbo (in select theaters; opens nationwide Nov. 25), a new biopic of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (played by Bryan Cranston), who was forced to work under a pen name for more than a decade during the McCarthy years when he, along with hundreds of others, was blacklisted as a communist sympathizer.

Douglas’ Spartacus plays a key role in the film: It was the first major movie to break the blacklist by putting Trumbo’s real name back on the big screen in the credits in 1960. (Exodus, also written by Trumbo, followed suit shortly after.)”

Read the rest of the review from USA Today.

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