Snowden Film To Premiere In NY

Laura Poitras’ highly anticipated documentary about Edward Snowden (pictured) and the NSA will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in October, organizers announced on Tuesday. “Citizenfour,” which focuses on Snowden’s leaks to Poitras and the Guardian about the NSA and global surveillance, will premiere on Friday 10 October. “Seeing Citizenfour for the first time is an experience I’ll never forget,” New York Film Festival director Kent Jones said in a statement. “The film operates on multiple levels at the same time: a character study [of Edward Snowden] … a real-life suspense story and a chilling exposé.” Steven Soderbergh produced the film, which is named after a code name that Snowden used to refer to himself in emails to Poitras, before she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet him in June 2013.

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