OFFICIAL SECRETS screening with Gavin Hood, Katharine Gun, Martin Bright
Date(s) - 07/17/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
AMC Mazza Gallerie Theatres
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.
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.