Oscar buzz is building for Bryan Cranston’s performance in this biopic about American screenwriter Donald Trumbo. As a member of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. After spending some time in prison, he was blacklisted from working as a screenwriter in Hollywood during the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s.

Undeterred, Trumbo continued to work under a pseudonym and ended up winning Academy Awards for Roman Holiday in 1953 and The Brave One in 1956, while also scripting many other well-known films.

Trumbo screens at the RPL Thursday Jan. 14 and Saturday Jan. 16 at 9 p.m., Friday Jan. 15 at 7 p.m., and Sunday Jan. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Jorge interviewed director Jay Roach in the latest issue, and you can read that here. And here’s the trailer.

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