Enemies of the State

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary
Women & Film
Tags:Documentary
Women Directors
Politics
Crime
Science & Technology
Thriller
Release Year:2020
Runtime:103 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:IFC Films
Cast/Crew
Director:Sonia Kennebeck
Executive Producer:Errol Morris
Producer:Ines Hofmann Kanna
Sonia Kennebeck
Cinematographer:Torsten Lapp
Editor:Maxine Goedicke
Composer:Insa Rudolph

Description

How to Watch

In 2010, the FBI raided the home of 25-year-old Matt DeHart for child pornography. What at first seems like an open-and-shut case, spirals into claims of a government cover-up involving Wikileaks and Anonymous. Sonia Kennebeck’s new documentary is a bizarre spy story with twists, turns, double-crosses and paranoia.

After their son was imprisoned on these charges, Paul and Leann DeHart work to clear their son’s name, eventually freeing him on bond and seeking asylum in Canada. A judge agrees that the pornography charges are potentially false, and that the FBI was instead seeking Matt’s computer for his alleged hacking and feeding of information to Wikileaks and Anonymous. But even this thread becomes complicated when it’s revealed that Paul and Leeann were once intelligence operators. And why was Matt seen at the Russian embassy? “A shocking documentary that's amazing at every turn.” --Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com


Director Biography

Born in 1980 in Malacca, Malaysia, Sonia Kennebeck received her Master’s in international studies from American University in Washington, DC. She worked for years in German television before directing documentary features. They include Sex: Made in Germany (2013), National Bird (2016) and the forthcoming United States vs. Reality Winner (2021).


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