Poitras, Laura

SKU: 013132628646

UPC 013132628646
Release Date 2015-08-25
Studio Startz/Anchor Bay
Discs 1
Length 113
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Edward Snowden, when we see him at the beginning of Laura Poitras' twisting corkscrew of a documentary, is remarkably calm despite the fact that his life as he knows it is over. -- Grade: B+3.5 stars out of 4 -- [T]his potent and profound documentary that bears cinematic witness to history with the actual participants....CITIZENFOUR is a wake-up call that hits you like a cold slap in the face.What we get is as much an edited record of those historic high-tension days as an examination of the issues surrounding electronic surveillance. CITIZENFOUR is a formidable viewing experience...3.5 stars out of 4 -- [An] uncommonly nuanced documentary....This thoughtful film is designed with taste.4 stars out of 4 -- No film so boldly X-rays certain crucial changes wrought upon the world, and especially America and its government, by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.[A]n elegant and intelligent contribution to the flourishing genre of dystopian allegory.4 stars out of 5 -- Bold, unblinking filmmaking -- no less than a living document of a global scandal straight from the whistleblower.3.5 stars out of 4 -- CITIZENFOUR plays like a thriller as it chronicles a complex and vitally important chapter in our history....The year's most riveting documentary...[T]here remains an allure to watching history happen.[F]ar from just trading in conjecture and abstraction, CITIZENFOUR self-reflexively dramatises the dangers that Snowden wants to warn us about.Laura Poitras' documentary CITIZENFOUR details how the documentary filmmaker became one of the first reporters to have been contacted by Edward Snowden as the infamous whistleblower prepared to turn over materials that would reveal the extent of the NSA's surveillance around the world.
Cast Matthias Lempert (Sound Re-Recording)
Kirsten Johnson (Director of Photography)
Frank Kruse (Sound)
Laura Poitras (Director)
Katy Scoggin (Director of Photography)
Kilian Manning (Visual Effects Designer)
Trevor Paglen (Director of Photography)
Maria Frycz (Post-Production Supervisor)
William Bourdon (Host)
Jeremy Scahill (Host)
Julian Assange (Host)
Glenn Greenwald (Host)
Edward Snowden (Host)
William Binney (Host)
Jacob Appelbaum (Host)
Ewen MacAskill (Host)
M. Margaret McKeown (Host)
Kevin Bankston (Host)
Harry Pregerson (Host)
H. Thomas Byron (Host)
Michael Daly Hawkins (Host)
Jonathan Man (Host)
Robert Tibbo (Host)
Jose Casado (Host)
Roberto Kaz (Host)
Julian Borger (Host)
Paul Johnson (Host)
Nick Hopkins (Host)
Marcel Bosonnet (Host)
Wolfgang Kaleck (Host)
Ben Wizner (Host)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Documentary,Social Sciences & Issues,Government
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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