Spotlight, starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, and Billy Crudup, tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long coverup at the highest levels of Boston’s Catholic archdiocese, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Tom McCarthy, Spotlight is a tense investigative thriller, tracing the steps of the biggest crime stories in modern times.



The film proved that investigative journalism has the power to hold leaders accountable. The film reenergized a movement for institutional responsibility by redirecting global attention to the issue of abuse in the Catholic Church and offering community and resources for survivors.

After the film received the Oscar® for Best Picture, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, then Archbishop of Boston, proclaimed Spotlight a landmark film “for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse.” The film’s impact was extended through the creation of the Spotlight Fellowship, which ran for five cycles between 2016 and 2020, awarding $500,000 in support of investigative journalism.

Poster for the film Spotlight
Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Faust
Executive Producers
Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Michael Bederman, Tom Ortenberg, Peter Lawson, Patrice Theroux, Harold van Lier, Pierre Omidyar, Bard Dorros, Josh Singer
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci
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