All The Way
Featuring a tour de force performance by Bryan Cranston (a four-time Emmy® winner for Breaking Bad), All the Way takes a behind-the-scenes look at Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. The film follows Johnson as he stakes his presidency on an historic and unprecedented piece of human-rights legislation: the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Following the lead set by his slain predecessor, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Anthony Mackie) and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power – all while fighting to control the demons of his own insecurity and staging a 1964 campaign to win the presidency on his own terms. Featuring an exceptional supporting cast including Frank Langella, Melissa Leo and Bradley Whitford, All the Way is directed by Jay Roach (Trumbo; Emmy® winner for HBO’s Game Change and Recount) from a screenplay by Robert Schenkkan (Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Kentucky Cycle”; two-time Emmy® nominee and Writers Guild Award winner for HBO’s The Pacific), who adapted his Tony Award-winning play of the same name. Legendary director Steven Spielberg is among the film’s executive producers, along with Robert Schenkkan, Jay Roach, Bryan Cranston, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.