First screened in November 2014
Director: Laura Poitras. Documentary record of Edward Snowden's initial meetings in Hong Kong with filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald, during which he famously divulged the secret surveillance operations National Security Agency.

Twitter Capsule: Loath to make Snowden the story, yet access to him is its trump. Snags a bit on this paradox, but riveting, important.

VOR:   There were three patrons in my theater, a week after this opened. Get it together, people! Whatever its limits as a film (and they're negligible), this is a valuable time-capsule and an urgent exposé.

Photo © 2014 RADiUS-TWC/Praxis Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Documentary Feature
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Nonfiction Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Documentary Feature
National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature

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