Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Opening 8/30: IFC’s OFFICIAL SECRETS Starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes

New York: IFC Center & AMC Lincoln Square
Los Angeles: The Landmark and ArcLight Hollywood

Directed by Gavin Hood
Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, and Rhys Ifans
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.

Release Date: August 30, 2019
Distributor: IFC Films
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein, Gavin Hood
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Adam Bakri, Matthew Goode, John Heffernan, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans, Conleth Hill, Tamsin Greig, Kenneth Cranham, Myanna Buring, Katherine Kelly, Shaun Dooley, Jeremy Northam