Special Event! Robert Scheer Documentary: “Above the Fold”

Sunday, May 5 | 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Robert Scheer, Susan Griffin, and Steve Wasserman, moderated by Peter Richardson; introduced by Festival Director Cherilyn Parsons and filmmakers Julie Thompson and Brogan de Paor

“Robert Scheer: Above the Fold” profiles the renowned journalist whose six-decade career spans Ramparts magazine, the legendary San Francisco muckraker; the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote a nationally syndicated column; and Truthdig, the award-winning news site. The film also recounts Scheer’s involvement in Berkeley politics, including a campaign for Congress in the 1960s. His extraordinary body of work reminds us that journalism, at its best, is about pursuing the truth at all costs. Filmmakers Brogan de Paor and Julie Thompson will introduce the film. A conversation after the screening will feature Robert Scheer; Susan Griffin, author; Steve Wasserman, publisher of Heyday Books; and Peter Richardson (“A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America”).

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