Paterno (2018) (HNR)
Release Date: August 28, 2018.
"Leaves you thinking and reflecting long after the credits roll." NPR.
HBO Films reunites Al Pacino and director Barry Levinson (HBO's You Don't Know Jack) in this compelling portrait of Penn State's longtime head football coach, Joe Paterno (Pacino), as he is embroiled in the infamous Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. In November 2011, six days after becoming the winningest football coach in NCAA college history, Paterno's legacy is challenged over the course of one explosive week as he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to Sandusky's young victims. The film also focuses on Paterno's family and Sara Ganim (Riley Keough), the 23-year-old reporter and Penn State grad who broke the story in a local newspaper. -- (C) HBO Home Entertainment, 2018, USA.
Starring Al Pacino, Riley Keough.
Directed by Barry Levinson.
Genre/Subject: Biography, Sports, Football, History.
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