Trumbo


1h 36m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's remarkable journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award winner is told through the writer's own indelible words. Combined are performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and archival and contemporary interviews with t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Documentary
Historical
Political
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's remarkable journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award winner is told through the writer's own indelible words. Combined are performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best, which illustrate how one man's unerring belief in the First Amendment and the power of the written word--plus a drink or two--empowered him to fight back after being blacklisted by HUAC.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Documentary
Historical
Political
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2008 BVLGARI Award for NBR Freedom of Expression by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Limited Release in United States June 27, 2008

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Summer June 27, 2008

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real To Reel) September 6-15, 2007.

Based on the stage play "Trumbo" written by Christopher Trumbo.

Limited Release in United States June 27, 2008 (NY, LA)

Released in United States Summer June 27, 2008

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real To Reel) September 6-15, 2007.)