In 1930s New York Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini. —IMDb
Timothy Francis “Tim” Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician. He is the former longtime partner of actress Susan Sarandon. He is known for his roles as Nuke in Bull Durham, Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, and as Dave Boyle in Mystic River, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. —Wikipedia
Four stars may be a bit generous but I thought the audaciousness of the movie needed to be rewarded. Tim Robbins offers essentially a fun-filled review of the Federal Theater Project of the 1930s focused on the tempestuous production of the play "The Cradle Will Rock." He tosses in the Diego Rivera mural for Rockefeller Plaza in for good measure, with Ruben Blades relishing his role as Diego.