Official Secrets



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, Aug 28, 2019 7:00 PM
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Film Info
Program:Special Screenings
True Story
Release Year:2019
Runtime:112 min
Country/Region:Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – San Francisco Film Festival
Official Selection – Seattle Film Festival
Festivals & Awards:United Kingdom
Website:Official Website
Print Source:IFC Films
Director:Gavin Hood
Producer:Ged Doherty
Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Elizabeth Fowler
Cinematographer:Florian Hoffmeister
Screenwriter:Gregory Bernstein
Sara Bernstein
Gavin Hood
Editor:Megan Gill
Composer:Paul Hepker
Mark Kilian
Principal Cast:Keira Knightley
Matt Smith
Adam Bakri
Matthew Goode
John Heffernan
Ralph Fiennes
Indira Varma
Rhys Ifans
Conleth Hill
Tamsin Greig
Kenneth Cranham
Myanna Buring
Katherine Kelly
Shaun Dooley
Jeremy Northam
Filmography:A Reasonable Man (1999)
Tsotsi (2005)
Eye in the Sky (2015)


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She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.

Official Secrets will officially release in Minneapolis on September 13 at Landmark Edina.


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