NFF Now: Fair Game - New Director's Cut


Main Theater Fri, Sep 14, 2018 7:00 PM
Run Time:2h 30min
Category:Special Screenings
Cast:Naomi Watts
Sean Penn
Michael Kelly
Director:Doug Liman


A BRAND NEW director’s cut of this 2010 film, previously unseen. This screening, co-presented by The Nantucket Project and the Nantucket Film Festival, will open with an introduction and Q&A featuring the film’s director Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy) and the real-life subject of this film, former CIA operative Valerie Plame. As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.