Film Series: Citizenfour

2014. USA. Dir: Laura Poitras. With Edward Snowden. Documentary. 114 min.

Equal parts thriller and character study, this fascinating Oscar winner covers the days surrounding Edward Snowden’s outing of unlawful NSA spying practices. Poitras’ unbridled access to her subject makes for an unusually intimate piece of filmmaking, which captures a moment in American history with rare palpability.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

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