Come See Spotlight!

Come out to the Literary House at Washington College this Friday night, September 8th, at 6:30pm for the showing of Spotlight, sponsored by The Elm. Spotlight is directed by Tom McCarthy and stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams. The film is based on the true story of the child molestation scandal within the Catholic Archdiocese as uncovered by the Boston Globe in 2001. Boston Globe’s crime investigative team, Spotlight, dives into years’ worth of records to uncover and validate the molestation cases bought forward by victims. Many cases have been hidden by the church and lawyers to preserve the Catholic image. Reporters Mike (Ruffalo), Walter (Keaton), and Sacha (McAdams) fight to gain justice for the survivors and to bring these Catholic figures the punishment they deserve.

As the case starts small with an estimated number of thirteen cases in the Boston area, it quickly grows to 87 cases and then over 200 in the Boston area alone. The Spotlight teams works closely with the survivors, advocates, and lawyers to accurately bring this case to the public’s eye. This heartbreaking crime drama is something you will not want to miss, so grab your friends, magnifying glass, and investigation skills to uncover the entire story of Spotlight at the Literary House.

Your investigation begins promptly Friday at 6:30pm and not a second can be wasted! While you’re at it be sure to lookout for details on the next two Fall Movies Nights at the Literary House, featuring Dead Poets Society and Hidden Figures.  


Jacklyn Russo

Staff Blogger

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