Herblock: The Black & the White

Herblock: The Black & the White

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Herblock: The Black & the White (2013)

Opened: 08/16/2013 Limited

Quad Cinema/NY08/16/2013 - 08/22/20137 days
Music Hall 308/16/2013 - 08/22/20137 days
Monica 408/17/2013 - 08/17/20131 day
NoHo 708/23/2013 - 08/29/20137 days

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Genre: Biographical Documentary

Rated: Unrated


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Director Michael Stevens and Producer George Stevens, Jr. draw on their knowledge of the Capitol and the best minds in journalism to tell the tale of renowned cartoonist Herbert Block. Called by journalist Ted Koppel the 'most feared editorial columnist in the country', Block started cartooning in his Chicago teens and went on to win four Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during 55 years at the "Washington Post." He challenged the high and the mighty without fear or favor; Senator Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, famously, felt the sting of Herb's pen. In Block's words, it was his job to remind our public servants that "they are, after all, public servants." Jules Feiffer, Gwen Ifill, Bob Schieffer, Tom Friedman, Tom Brokaw, and David Brooks offer insights on how one man with an artist's soul and a child's heart utilized his pen like a stiletto to express his belief in justice, human rights and always "watching out for the little guy" -- while Jon Stewart and Lewis Black describe how Block influence 21st Century satire. The arc of Block's career takes us from World War II, to the Red Scare, our struggle for Civil Rights, to Vietnam, Watergate and the conflicted media world of today -- concluding with an unexpected end to the journey of the cartoonist-journalist known simply to millions as "Herblock."