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- Directed by : James Vanderbilt
- Produced by : Brad Fischer,William Sherak,James Vanderbilt,Mikkel Bondesen,Doug
- Mankoff,Andy Spaulding,Brett Ratner
- Written by : James Vanderbilt
- Based on : Truth and Duty
- Starring : Cate Blanchett,Robert Redford,Topher Grace,Elisabeth Moss,Dennis Quaid
- Music by : Brian Tyler
- Cinematography : Mandy Walker
- Edited by : Richard Francis-Bruce
- Release dates : September 12, 2015 (TIFF),October 16, 2015 (United States)
- Running time : 121 minutes
- Country : United States
- Language : English
Truth is a 2015 American political docudrama film written and directed by James Vanderbilt, his directorial debut. It is based on American journalist and television news producer Mary Mapes’ memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power. The film focuses on the Killian documents controversy and the last days of news anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes at CBS News. It stars Cate Blanchett as Mapes and Robert Redford as Rather.
Truth had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in the United States beginning in limited release on October 16, 2015, before being released nationwide on October 30, 2015, by Sony Pictures Classics.
Mary Mapes, producer of the primetime news program 60 Minutes Wednesday, her crew, and eminent CBS national news anchor Dan Rather face accuracy questions following the airing, in the months before the US 2004 presidential election, of a report that President George W. Bush, then seeking re-election, had in the early 1970s received preferential treatment from officials of the Texas Air National Guard. The allegation included concealing Bush’s failure to meet even minimal training and performance requirements, and his absence from the Air Guard for most of 1972 following a transfer to the Alabama Air National Guard.
The core documents on which these allegations were based were immediately called into question by a variety of sources. The controversy about the documents being forgeries first appeared on a blog, which was then investigated and amplified by various talk radio hosts, bloggers and numerous mainstream media sources, including The Washington Post and CBS itself. They found that certain characteristics of the memos, such as its font and letter spacing, indicated the memos were created on a computer using Microsoft Word, and therefore could not have been typed on a typewriter in the early 1970s. Subsequently, the person who produced the documents admitted that he’d lied about their provenance.