Arts, Dining & Entertainment
January 10, 2019

Woodstock Film Series looks at newspaper survival in the wake of the internet

Woodstock Film Series looks at newspaper survival in the wake of the internet

Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—The ninth annual Woodstock Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times” on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in HD projection and surround sound, with complimentary refreshments. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

“Page One: Inside the New York Times” deftly gains unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the media desk. With the internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, “Page One” chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. It gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.

At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, “Times” lover or not: What will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? The film earned a Grand Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival.

Tickets prices: $11 for adults (age 16 and up); and $6 for children (under age 16). BF&M members receive discounted prices. For a complete list of screenings and to purchase tickets, visit billingsfarm.org/filmfest or call 802-457-5303. Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12.

Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures

A scene from “Page One: Inside The New York Times,” a Magnolia Pictures release.

Share This Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *