Official Secrets

R - 1hr 51min

Showings

Lark Theater Tue, Oct 15 5:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Oct 17 2:15 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Oct 18 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Oct 21 8:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Oct 23 2:15 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Oct 25 4:10 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Oct 28 7:45 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Nov 1 4:10 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Nov 3 11:30 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Nov 7 2:10 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2019
Rating:R
Genre:Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Production Country:United Kingdom, USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gavin Hood
Cast:Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Katherine Kelly, Indira Varma
Screenwriter:Gavin Hood, Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein

Description


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.




REVIEWS:


"Official Secrets" scratches the surface of a deep and dark universe of things we're not supposed to know but should."

- Ty Burr, Boston Globe


"An unabashedly political movie that is, essentially, a procedural, but also a very sophisticated, ornate, complex and convincing thriller."

- John Anderson, Wall Street Journal


"Bloody hell, the Brits do low-key, paranoid procedural dramas like Official Secrets well, with a pervading chill and no flash: The crispness cuts like a knife."

- David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture