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The Pulitzer at 100

, 2016

Celebrating 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar-winning director, Kirk Simon, examines the rich legacy of the prestigious award, and the personal history of its founder, the great Jewish publisher, Joseph Pulitzer.

Celebrating 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar-winning director, Kirk Simon, examines the rich legacy of the prestigious award, and the personal history of its founder, the great Jewish publisher, Joseph Pulitzer.

Exploring the vital importance of words and language in a free democracy, The Pulitzer at 100 pieces together a compelling portrait of the people behind the award, surveying the stories of artists who have won the distinguished gong. Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Martin Scorsese, Jon Lithgow and Yara Shahidi read Pulitzer work, journalists Nicholas Kristof and David Remnick; and novelists Toni Morrison and Junot Diaz recount the stories behind America’s most beloved works in arts and letters.

91 mins / English
Director — Kirk Simon