Private Project

Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink

The story of one secretive hedge fund that is plundering America's newspapers and the journalists who are fighting back.

  • Rick Goldsmith
    Director
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  • Rick Goldsmith
    Writer
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  • Rick Goldsmith
    Producer
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  • Lauren Kawana
    Producer
  • Julie Reynolds
    Key Cast
  • Greg Moore
    Key Cast
  • Dave Krieger
    Key Cast
  • Liz Bowie
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Peele
    Key Cast
  • Larry Ryckman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    550,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
    St. Louis, MO
    United States
    November 11, 2023
    Maysles Bros. Lifetime Achievement Award
  • UNAFF
    Palo Alto, CA
    United States
    October 29, 2023
    Best Documentary - Grand Jury Award
  • Santa Fe International Film Festival
    Santa Fe, NM
    United States
    October 21, 2023
    World
  • Double Exposure
    Washington, DC
    United States
    November 5, 2023
    DC area
Director Biography - Rick Goldsmith

Rick Goldsmith (Producer/Director) has been producing and directing social-issue documentary films for four decades, focusing on American journalism more than any other single topic, including in his two Academy-Award-nominated documentary features: Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, and The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. His most recent award-winning film, Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (2015), a superstar athlete’s battle with mental illness, was produced with the assistance of a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship from the Carter Center. Goldsmith will receive the Maysles Bros. Lifetime Achievement Award at the St. Louis International Film Festival in November, 2023.

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