THE FIFTH ESTATE – OCFS – 9/26 – 7:30pm
The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue this season with an advanced, members-only screening of The Fifth Estate – Thursday, September 26th at 7:30pm.
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Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them?”
“The Fifth Estate” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media and is produced by Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, with Bill Condon directing. The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book “Inside WikiLeaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on October 18, 2013.
124 Minutes, 2013, R
Directed by: Bill Condon
Written By: Josh Singer
Producer: Bard Dorros, Steve Golin, Michael Sugar
Executive Producer: Paul Green, Jonathan King, Richard Sharkey, Jeff Skoll
Editor: Virginia Katz
Cinematographer: Tobias A. Schliessler
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, Stanley Tucci, David Thewlis, Laura Linney
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THE FIFTH ESTATE will screen at the historic Regency Lido Theatre. Click below for directions.
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