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Asked why by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, Baquet said the unauthorized publication of Trump's tax records is in the public interest because he is "a presidential candidate whose whole campaign is built on his success as a businessman, and his ...
With the exception of those who requested anonymity, she identifies speakers and locations, but not the actual films, though you may recognize some, like Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and Laura Poitras's Oscar-winning Citizenfour. Fortunately, all 24 ...

The Washington Post's editorial page disgraced itself recently with a frontal attack on its own news division. The September 17 missive masqueraded as a demand that President Obama deny Edward Snowden's plea for executive clemency, falsely blaming ...
Now in its second year, the cinematic journalism unit Field of Vision, an alternative group cofounded by Oscar-winner Laura Poitras ("Citizenfour"), has launched a new website with a SecureDrop where whistleblowers and other tipsters can anonymously ...
Citizenfour, a 2014 documentary shot by Laura Poitras focuses on the meetings between herself and Snowden in Hong Kong. Stone's film, on the other hand, places emphasis on the bulk of Snowden's narrative, sandwiched between these meetings in China.
I feel the modern media has a big focus on personalities," Edward Snowden tells journalist Glenn Greenwald in Laura Poitras's Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour. "I'm a little concerned the more we focus on that, the more they're gonna use that as a ...

Field of Vision is a journalism film unit that produces short documentaries on breaking stories from around the world. It was started by three filmmakers and journalists, AJ Schnack, Charlotte Cook and Laura Poitras, who is most well-known for her role ...
Who but an avid John le Carre reader would bring a Rubik's Cube to the lobby of a Hong Kong hotel as a signal for his clandestine meeting with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras? With preternatural self-awareness, Snowden knowingly stepped ...
Though framed by scenes of Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meeting in a Hong Kong hotel with journalists Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and Ewen McCaskill (Tom Wilkinson) and filmmaker Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo), the film is more ...
Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and Ewen MacAskill (Tom Wilkinson) were in charge of sorting through the classified documents and developing an article for the British newspaper The Guardian.
The paper was one of the first outlets to access the documents after Snowden gave a USB key to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong. Greenwald, who is now editor at The Intercept, criticized The ...
Marcel Duchamp at the Museum of Modern Art, an installation about surveillance by Laura Poitras at the new Whitney Museum, and a visit to the Brooklyn Museum of Art rounded out the week.
An unusual visual collage of memories which Johnson, 50, describes as a "cinematic memoir," "Cameraperson" (which was a hit at Sundance) is drawn from archival footage and outtakes from more than 30 of Johnson's films - including Laura Poitras' ...
The film leads up to the events of 2013, when Snowden fled the United States after exposing the government's mass surveillance programs to journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. The film addresses the lack of transparency ...
The movie opens in Hong Kong, with Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) and Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian (Zachary Quinto) setting up their combined interview with Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
Stone uses Snowden's dramatic meeting and interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and filmmaker Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) in a Geneva hotel room as a kind of framing device for Snowden's own emerging account of what led him to ...
... to enigmatic "Edward Joseph Snowden, 29 years old, private contractor for NSA and CIA," as he identifies himself to Guardian reporters Ewan MacAskill, Glenn Greenwald, and documentarian Laura Poitras (Tom Wilkinson, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo).

For that matter, both Greenwald and Laura Poitras (played by Melissa Leo) feel like ancillary characters in the overall scheme, who are never employed to any meaningful degree and are only used for bolstering the Snowden Saga.
Edward Snowden. Photo Credit: Screenshot of the film Prism by Praxis films, Laura Poitras, Wikipedia Commons. By MINA September 22, 2016.
If it was a biopic about him, I would have immersed myself more fully in his personal life and gotten to know him as much as I could, but because it was much more about his relationship to this particular situation, to The Guardian, to Laura Poitras ...
... First Look serves as both a distribution house and digital media company, with previous projects including co-financing recent Best Picture Oscar-winner Spotlight, the Cannes Film Risk from director Laura Poitras, podcast Politically ReActive with ...
Stone uses Snowden's dramatic meeting and interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and filmmaker Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) in a Geneva hotel room as a kind of framing device for Snowden's own emerging account of what led him to ...
It co-financed Spotlight and the slate of projects include RISK by Laura Poitras and director AJ Schnack's docuseries on the presidential campaign, NomiNation.
Among the films chosen are Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," Laura Poitras' Oscar-winning "Citizenfour" and Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop.
The movie unfolds in June of 2013 in the Hong Kong hotel room where Snowden met with journalists Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and Ewen Macaskill (Tom Wilkinson) along with Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo), the eventual director of Citizenfour.
That's how Kirsten Johnson prefaces Cameraperson, made up of footage she has collected over 25 years of working as a camera operator, cinematographer, and director on dozens of different documentaries - films like Laura Poitras' The Oath (2010) and ...
"Without the images from Abu Ghraib Prison disclosed by whistleblower Joseph Darby, the world would never know the torture and abuse that occurred there," said Laura Poitras, Field of Vision co-creator. "Images can literally transform how we understand ...
Poitras leaves The Intercept to expand Field of Vision. Laura Poitras is parting ways with the investigative news site to focus on expanding her doc unit Field of Vision, which is now taking anonymous submissions.
... and there is excellent support from a perfect cast that includes Melissa Leo as Citizenfour filmmaker Laura Poitras and Zachary Quinto as the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, whose revealing interviews with Snowden in the Mira Hotel in Hong ...
By contrast with Laura Poitras's Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, which focused on the intense days during which Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, and Ewen MacAskill worked with Snowden in Hong Kong on how and what to publish based on Snowden's ...
So Stone's familiar structure of flipping between flashbacks and a scene set in the present works, but the most compelling stuff is confined to that hotel room in Hong Kong where Snowden first made contact with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. Seeing ...
Notable alums of Film Week are Lena Dunham (Girls), the Duplass brothers (Togetherness), Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi (Making a Murderer), Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar) and Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (The Intercept). With her team IFP ...
A documentary about The Proposal will premiere in late 2016. Field of Vision, a filmmaker-driven visual journalism film unit created by Laura Poitras, AJ Schnack, and Charlotte Cook, commissioned the documentary, which is directed by Magid, and filmed ...
During Mr. Kalmar's tenure, artists Space has presented exhibitions on artists like Cameron Rowland, Laura Poitras, Danh Vo and Charlotte Posenenske.
"Snowden" - the cloak-and-dagger tale of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden - unspools like a dramatized version of Laura Poitras's Oscar-winning documentary "CitizenFour." And with conspiracy-lover Oliver Stone at the helm that ...
"Snowden" - the cloak-and-dagger tale of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden - unspools like a dramatized version of Laura Poitras's Oscar-winning documentary "CitizenFour." And with conspiracy-lover Oliver Stone at the helm that ...
"Snowden" - the cloak-and-dagger tale of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden - unspools like a dramatized version of Laura Poitras's Oscar-winning documentary "CitizenFour." And with conspiracy-lover Oliver Stone at the helm that ...
In director Oliver Stone's Snowden, Melissa Leo portrays Laura Poitras, the documentary filmmaker whose movie Citizenfour helped break the story of Edward Snowden, a patriotic NSA analyst and hacker who turned whistleblower - and to some, traitor ...
The Snowden he presents is the same man we saw in Laura Poitras' Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour," the patriot who couldn't abide his government's malpractice and upended his life by turning over tens of thousands of classified documents to ...
Stone and co-writer Kieran Fitzgerald introduce us to Snowden in a hotel where he's about to hand over all of his information to journalists Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) and Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto). Snowden's story then unfolds by cutting back ...
But the three - reporters Glenn Greenwald (played by Quinto) and Ewen MacAskill (Wilkinson), as well as filmmaker Laura Poitras (Leo), are best seen as themselves in "Citizenfour," Poitras' riveting 2014 Oscar-winning documentary that dramatically ...
The Snowden he presents is the same man we saw in Laura Poitras' Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour," the patriot who couldn't abide his government's malpractice and upended his life by turning over tens of thousands of classified documents to ...
(Left to right) Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, Academy Award Nominee Tom Wilkinson as Ewen MacAskill and Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald in Academy Award winning director Oliver ...
If Laura Poitras' Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour" was the technical, unflinching, non-fiction version of Edward Snowden's explosive NSA leaks, Stone's film is most definitely the Hollywood version.
This image released by Open Road films shows, from left, Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, Tom Wilkinson as Ewen MacAskill and Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald in a scene from, "Snowden.
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward, perhaps the most powerful and influential reporter of the last 50 years; Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who aided publication of information about the National Security Agency ...
Laura Poitras, a Holliston filmmaker who created the Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour," prompted the comments by saying Woodward told her that to publish Trump's returns would be illegal.
Dean Baquet, the top editor at the New York Times, said he'd publish a story on Donald Trump's taxes even if it means risking jail time.
... means risking jail time, according to a new report. Laura Poitras, the filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning documentary on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, reportedly broached the subject with Baquet during a forum on Sunday.
This is not a film with the sharp, incisive clarity of Laura Poitras's beguiling 2014 Snowden documentary Citizenfour. (Melissa Leo plays Poitras in Stone's film.


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