Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

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Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:84 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Oren Rudavsky
Producer:Oren Rudavsky
Andrea Miller
Robert Seidman
Screenwriter:Robert Seidman
Oren Rudavsky
Cinematographer:Wolfgang Held
Editor:Ramon Rivera Moret
Cast:Liev Schreiber
Adam Driver
Hugh Dancy
Lauren Ambrose
Tim Blake Nelson
Print Source:Oren Rudavsky Productions
Note Writer:David Fear


Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People presages today’s fight for truth in the “fake news” era as seen through the eyes of an American legend who helped shape our nation, one 36-point headline at a time. If you’ve ever experienced history through a punchy headline or simply picked up a newspaper to find out about the world, you have Joseph Pulitzer to thank. A Hungarian immigrant, the young Pulitzer was hired as reporter in St. Louis in the late 1800s; he’d eventually move into publishing, purchase the New York World, and set the pace for covering news in the 20th century. Narrated by Adam Driver (and featuring Liev Schreiber as the voice of Pulitzer), this portrait from director Oren Rudavsky (The Treatment, MVFF 2006) recounts the life and times of modern journalism’s founding father as he evolves into both a crusader for the common man and a wealthy, influential political donor.

Expected Guest: Director/Producer Oren Rudavsky  (Oct. 5, 6)

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Expected Guests: Co-Directors Joshua Moore and Liz Payne (Oct. 5, 6)

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Oren Rudavsky is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Rudavsky produced the NEH-funded American Masters documentary: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, as well Witness Theater, a film chronicling a workshop between holocaust survivors and high school students. Among his films are A Life Apart: Hasidism in America (1997), shortlisted for the Academy Awards®; the Independent Spirit Award-nominated Hiding and Seeking (2004); The Treatment (2006), winner of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Made in New York Prize; Colliding Dreams (2015), The Ruins of Lifta (2016). He’s also written and produced segments for PrimeTime Live, Media Matters, Religious and Ethics Newsweekly, and Risktakers.