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Maleny Film Society – Official Secrets- Matinee
November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
One event on November 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Doors Open 2:30 pm for tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 3:00 pm
This timely reminder of the importance of legitimate investigative journalism is based on the actual case of British whistle blower Katherine Gun (Keira Knightly) who leaked information to the press about an illegal US National Security Agency spy operation. The operation was designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Gun’s actions sparked criminal proceedings against her that resonated on both sides of the Atlantic. Other key players in the scandal include journalist Martin Bright (Matt Smith), human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson (Ralph Fiennes), and Gun’s Kurdish husband (Adam Bakri), an easy target for misguided hate and government retribution once the accusations become public. Director Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky) successfully conveys immensely complex issues of geopolitics and ethics into this fast-paced thriller.