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Official Secrets
IFC Center
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 7:30 PM
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Admission Adult - $16.00
Admission Child - $13.00
Admission Senior - $13.00

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The Q&A at the Thu Aug 29 sneak preview is moderated by Rose Asaf, an organizer with CODEPINK, the anti-war women's organization that is working to put an end to US-funded militarism around the world.

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, OFFICIAL SECRETS tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival

Film Details
Trailer URL (YouTube or Vimeo):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t64H3S7r4wo
Director:Gavin Hood
Writer:Gregory Bernstein (screenplay)
Sara Bernstein (screenplay)
Gavin Hood (screenplay)
Marcia Mitchell (original book)
Thomas Mitchell (original book)
Editor:Megan Gill
Cinematographer:Florian Hoffmeister
Cast:Keira Knightley
Ralph Fiennes
Matt Smith
Matthew Goode
Indira Varma
Rhys Ifans