Director: Kirk Simon, USA, 2017, English, 91 min.
The film celebrates the centenary of this revered national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how they are selected, and how the award changes lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech. Featuring interviews with several notable prize recipients such as Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Carl Bernstein, and Robert Caro, the film also brings Pulitzer-winning works to life through readings by Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber and John Lithgow. Interwoven with these stories is the history of Joseph Pulitzer. This is an illuminating and thought-provoking work marking the beginning of a re-exploration of the astonishing power of literature to enrich our lives.
Topics: WWII, Romance, Literature