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9:10p: Miami Premiere Engagement! CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • 9:10 PM - 10:55 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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FRI, NOV 21, 9:10p:

 

Miami Premiere Engagement!

From Executive Producer

Steven Soderbergh

 

CITIZENFOUR

Documentary directed by LAURA POITRAS/2014/114mins.

With Edward Snowden

 

 

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013.  He reached out to her because he knew she had long been a target of government surveillance, stopped at airports numerous times, and had refused to be intimidated. When Snowden revealed he was a high-level analyst driven to expose the massive surveillance of Americans by the NSA, Poitras persuaded him to let her film. CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them. CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillanceundefinedit makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

New York Film Festival

“CITIZENFOUR IS AN EXPERTLY CRAFTED EXPOSE WITH UNPRECEDENTED URGENCY.”-Matt Patches, HitFlix

“Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways.”-Ronnie Scheib, Variety

 

“A TRIUMPH OF JOURNALISM, AND A TRIUMPH FOR JOURNALISM”-Spenser Ackerman, The Guardian

 

“Poitras, an expert filmmaker as keyed into pace and mood as the topic they support, delivers a mesmerizing look at both how Snowden managed to release his information as well as why it all matters.”-Eric Cohn, Indiewire

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