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OFFICIAL SECRETS screening with Gavin Hood, Katharine Gun, Martin Bright

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Date(s) - 07/17/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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2020 One Woman One Vote Festival


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Film and panel discussion with Oscar-winning director GAVIN HOOD, real-life whistleblower KATHARINE GUN, and journalist MARTIN BRIGHT. Moderator, PHYLLIS BENNIS, Program Director, Institute for Policy Studies.

OFFICIAL SECRETS

directed by GAVIN HOOD

written by SARA BERNSTEIN + GREGORY BERNSTEIN + GAVIN HOOD

STARRING Keira Knightley – Matt Smith – Adam Bakri – Matthew Goode John Heffernan – Ralph Fiennes – Indira Varma – Rhys Ifans Conleth Hill – Tamsin Greig – Kenneth Cranham – Myanna Buring – Katherine Kelly – Shaun Dooley – Jeremy Northam

Sixteen years ago, as the world was still grappling with the aftershocks of 9/11, politicians in the United States and Great Britain were angling for a motive to invade Iraq. On January 31, 2003, Katharine Gun, a 29-year-old translator at the British intelligence agency GCHQ, read a classified email that urged the blackmailing of United Nations members to ensure a yes vote on the controversial war resolution.

What Gun did next – leaking the email to the public and placing herself at enormous personal and professional risk – was one of the bravest acts of a whistleblower in the last two decades. OFFICIAL SECRETS, the urgent, meticulous new film from Oscar-winner Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition, Eye in the Sky), tells Gun’s overlooked story from multiple points of view, weaving in the media, legal, intelligence and political forces that formed like a gathering storm.

OFFICIAL SECRETS is a true-life drama that stands alongside the best political thrillers; at its core, it’s about the consequences of doing the right thing and in the face of tremendous personal cost.

112 min. | R

Visit the website for a trailer and more information https://www.ifcfilms.com/films/official-secrets

This event is part of the 2020 ONE WOMEN ONE VOTE FESTIVAL

in partnership with the INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES

IFC presents OFFICIAL SECRETS. In theaters August 30, 2019.

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