CITIZEN K WITH ALEX GIBNEY

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Nov 10 4:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:128 minutes
Director:Alex Gibney
Year Released:2019
Production Country:UK
USA

Description

The University of Iowa Lecture Committee and FilmScene present a free screening of Academy Award-winning writer/director Alex Gibney's (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) revelatory Citizen K, followed by a dialogue with Gibney.

Film: free, tickets distributed at The Chauncey box office one hour before showtime
Film and catered reception: $50
 

Citizen K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefiting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R, Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky as arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more thank ten years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin's two decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky's story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond.

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