CANNES, France (AP) — Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, will participate in a documentary about her.
Pulse Films announced the film at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, shortly before Manning was to be released from Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The film, to be directed by British filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins and executive produced by "Citizenfour" filmmaker Laura Poitras, is titled "XY Chelsea."
“Risk,” Oscar winner Laura Poitras’ new documentary on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, began filming in 2011, well before her remarkable “Citizenfour.” That intimate look at Edward Snowden, as he exposed massive illegal government surveillance of ordinary citizens, won Poitras the 2015 Academy Award.
NEW YORK — Tomorrow’s “Risk,” an intimate portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, completes a “crisscross” for Boston’s Oscar-winning documentarian Laura Poitras.
With unrivaled access to Assange, Poitras first began filming “Risk” in 2011.
Director Laura Poitras’ falling out with Julian Assange
NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Poitras announces early in her Julian Assange documentary "Risk": "This is not the film I thought I was making."
"I thought I could ignore the contradictions," the Oscar-winning "Citizenfour" filmmaker says in a voiceover. "I thought they were not part of the story. I was so wrong. They are becoming the story."
Summer Movie Preview: Highlights from May through August
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This summer at the movies there will be aliens, evil and friendly, pirates, scantily-clad lifeguards, ladies letting loose, some classic superheroes in fresh suits, an evil mummy, two King Arthurs and a few very different war films.
Here's a monthly rundown some of the summer's highlights. Dates are subject to change.
Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set foot back in the United States.
She was stopped without explanation more than 50 times on foreign travel, and dozens more times on domestic trips, before the extra searches suddenly stopped in 2012. Only now is Poitras beginning to unravel the mystery, which goes back to a bloody day in Baghdad in 2004.
Smart Rating: 92.87Release year: 2014Run time: 1 hour, 54 minutesAfter Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the government's massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.
There will be a bit of Boston at this year’s 67th Berlin Film Festival — the Hub’s own Oscar-winning documentarian Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) is a member of the documentary jury. World premieres dominate this year’s festival, which opens Thursday and ends Feb. 18, when its jury awards the Gold Bear for best film.
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