In Good Night, And Good Luck, writer-director-co-star George Clooney and writer-producer Grant Heslov, along with a stellar cast and financiers not averse to risk-taking, have combined to create one of the most original and important American films in recent memory. Overtly political without being preachy, Good Night, And Good Luck is arguably the most important American film since Warren Beatty‘s Bullworth.
According to several published reports, George Clooney’s sophomore directing effort Good Night. And, Good Luck is set to open this fall’s 43rd New York Film Festival (NYFF) on Friday, September 23rd. The film is a historical drama that details CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow‘s battles with red-baiting lunatic (my characterization, natch!) senator Joseph McCarthy. The film will be released by Warner Independent Pictures in October.