Film Screening: THE INSIDER
October 13, 2017 @ 6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Dir. Michael Mann
Drama / 1999 / USA / 157 mins / English / PG
This film tells the true story of Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a former tobacco executive, who decided to appear on the CBS-TV News show “60 Minutes.” As matter of conscience partially prodded by producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino), he revealed that, the tobacco industry was not only aware that cigarettes are addictive & harmful, but deliberately worked on increasing that addictiveness. Unfortunately, both protagonists of this story learn the hard way that simply telling the truth is not enough as they struggle against both Big Tobacco’s attempts to silence them and the CBS TV Network’s own cowardly complict preference of putting money as a higher priority over the truth.
The Insider received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with particular praise for Crowe’s portrayal of Wigand, and Mann’s direction. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Russell Crowe).
|6.45PM||Welcome Speech by Mr Ng Kian Hui
Audit and Technical Partner, BDO
|6.50PM||Screening of THE INSIDER|
Venue proudly sponsored by BDO Consultants Pte Ltd
Admission to the screening of THE INSIDER is complimentary for all participants who registered for the following workshops: