Film Screenings at Digital October:
“Page One: Inside the New York Times”
The Beat Film Festival, a new documentary film festival, presented Andrew Rossi’s film, “Page One: Inside the New York Times”, to Moscow viewers. The screenings took place at the Digital October Center with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
“Page One: Inside the New York Times” is a chronicle of very recent history, a record of the transformation of the American media industry after the 2008 crisis: regional newspapers shut down, the Wikileaks story unfolded, and print media tried selling their content on the Internet. A special faction of the media, appearing at the New York Times in 2008, began to wonder: could America’s largest newspaper survive in the new digital world, and if not, what would the world be like without it? The film was part of the 2011 Sundance Festival and made over a million dollars at the U.S. box office.
The trailer for the film “Page One: Inside the New York Times”
Presenting the film to the Moscow public were two of its main characters: David Carr, a leading media expert from the New York Times, and Tim Arango, the newspaper’s former media columnist and current head of the New York Times’ Baghdad Bureau. A roundtable with them, as well as three screenings of “Page One,” were held at Digital October on March 3rd and 4th.