Members' Screening: The Post (12A)

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in this thrilling dramatization of the Washington Post’s battle with the US Government, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Set in 1971, it tells the story of how Post editor Ben Bradee (Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) fought the law, the government — and in Graham’s case, open sexism — to publish key parts of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the truth about US involvement in the Vietnam War. 

Spielberg’s drama is a timely and gripping exploration of press freedom, political accountability and the cost of finding out the truth, with a fantastic supporting cast including Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Sarah Paulson, Bradley Whitford and Alison Brie

 

US 2017 Dir Steven Spielberg 116 min

Discover

Play button icon
Photo of Barbican Cinema red seats

Podcast: Cinema

Subscribe to our fortnightly podcast for interviews and discussion about our film programme, from the iconic to the independent, art-house to the award-winning - plus our incredible archive of ScreenTalks.

Available on iTunes, Spotify and Acast

Gift Membership

Surprise someone special with a gift that keeps on giving. Exclusive perks include free gallery entry, priority booking and members-only events

Barbican Cinema 2