For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point. Directed by Avi Belkin.
“The film makes the case that Wallace’s dogged commitment to getting answers is journalism in its purest form, holding powerful public figures to account.” — Scott Tobias, NPR
“Belkin’s portrait evokes the spirit of a typical Wallace interview: hard-hitting and unflinching in pursuit of the truth.” — Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader
“A compulsively engrossing account of a career notable for its gutsy, confrontational attitude toward the power brokers in business and politics.” — Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter