Citizenfour

By April 3, 20152015 FilmFest

April 12, 2015 2:15pm

SilverCity

USA/Germany

Director: Laura Poitras
With: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum
Runtime: 114 minutes
Language: English/Portuguese/German
Rating: PG

Best Documentary Feature: Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, Directors Guild of Gibbons America, Houston Film Critics Awards, Independent Spirit Awards

“The documentary of the year may also be its most hair-raising thriller.” – Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

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In a Hong Kong hotel room in 2013, the cheap nba jerseys IT analyst met Poitras and journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill to spill his guts and his computer’s guts.

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A true life spy thriller and horror movie, Citizenfour is also history in the wholesale jerseys making: a portrait of a man at the very moment he chooses to enrich and darken Americans’ understanding of what their government knows about them.