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’Kill the Messenger’ director talks with students

Emerson students who attended the special advanced screening of Kill the Messenger also were treated to a discussion with its well known director, Michael Cuesta, in the Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on September 29.

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Kill the Messenger director Michael Cuesta (second from right) with Emerson students Marc Babcock '17, Owen Kelley '18, Hao Zheng '15, and Chen Xu '15. (Photo by Michelle Kwong '15)

Cuesta, who also directed L.I.E., Dexter, and Homeland, met with the students in a discussion facilitated by Linda Reisman, senior distinguished producer-in-residence in Visual and Media Arts

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Kill the Messenger director Michael Cuesta in the Bright Family Screening Room on September 29. (Photo by Michelle Kwong '15)

Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner, is a dramatic thriller based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, who stumbles onto a story that leads to shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets—and further alleges the CIA was aware of major dealers smuggling cocaine into the United States.