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Hull Independent Cinema: RISK

01/08/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£6 – £7

Hull Independent Cinema presents: RISK
Laura Poitras | 2017 | USA/Germany | 91 mins | Cert 15 | English/Arabic/Spanish/German with English subtitles

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

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

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.

Cannes Film Festival, Moscow Film Festival Official Selections

RISK is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

“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.” -Eric Kohn, Indiewire

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


Programme details

Hull Truck Theatre Cafe is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.

7:o0pm: Programme starts

9:00pm: Programme ends

The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavor to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets terms and conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£6 – £7
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