RISK – Hull Truck Theatre – August 1

Hull Independent Cinema presents: RISK

7pm, 1 August 2017,  Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull

Laura Poitras | 2017 | USA/Germany | 91 mins | Cert 15 | English/Arabic/Spanish/German with English subtitles

Programme details

Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar. Doors to the screening room open ten minutes before the performance at 7:00PM

The story of WikiLeak’s editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras, Academy Award-winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high-stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice. Executive Produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot

“A searing portrait of Assange as a man pitted against his cause, an egomaniacal advocate who may or may not care about the ramifications of his work.” – Indiewire

“RISK is an incredibly gripping work, one made with an unprecedented level of access to Assange” – The Atlantic


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