Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at C.B.S. News when he broadcast a damaging report about how President Bush relied on privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Viet Nam War.
The festival will open on Saturday, October 24 with a screening of "Suffragette," starring Carey Mulligan.
The James Vanderbilt film follows Rather's last days as anchor of the "CBS Evening News."
The fact-based James Vanderbilt drama, starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, will open the October festival.
James Vanderbilt's drama is a solid portrait of Rather's undoing, but he's not the real focus.