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Breaking the News – GlobeDocs Film Festival

October 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

 |  $15


October 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Poster for Breaking the News


Director: Chelsea Hernandez, Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston

Run Time: 99 min.

Format: DCP

Release Year: 2023

Challenging the white male status quo, a group of fearless women and LGBTQ+ journalists band together to launch a new, U.S.-based digital news startup called The 19th*. Asking who’s been omitted from mainstream coverage, and how to include them, co-founders Emily Ramshaw and Amanda Zamora, along with Editor-at-Large Errin Haines and a mission-committed team, work together in their pursuit of expanded journalism. BREAKING THE NEWS documents the honest discussions around race and gender equity and inclusion among the founders, showcasing how one newsroom confronts these challenges—but this is about more than a newsroom. It’s about an America in flux, and the voices that are often left out of the American story.

Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Chelsea Hernandez moderated by the Globe’s Emma Platoff.

Brattle Passes not accepted.




GlobeDocs Film Festival
Presented by The Boston Globe
Wed, Oct 25 – Sun, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 27 – Sun, Oct 29 at The Brattle

The 9th annual GlobeDocs Film Festival returns with area premieres of documentary features and shorts from award-winning filmmakers including Roger Ross Williams (The Apollo), Lisa Cortés (Little Richard: I Am Everything), and Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me), as well as exciting new work from Boston-area talent. Produced by The Boston Globe, festival screenings include Q&As with Globe journalists.

Please visit bostonglobe.com/filmfest for the full lineup, including virtual programs and screenings at other venues.