Rehoboth Beach Film Society
May 9, 2017
Starting on May 12th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present RISK, an insightful portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
How much of your own life are you willing to risk? Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath.
Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.
In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, RISK is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice. [2017, Germany/USA, Runtime: 94 min., Not Rated]
Lee Marshall from “Screen International” writes, “Sometimes all a documentary needs to do is to get us in the room with somebody we’re curious about. Laura Poitras did this, and a lot more, in CITIZENFOUR, by taking us to meet US whistleblower Edward Snowden; she pulls off the same trick in RISK.”
Screening times are 4:00 pm on Friday (May 12), 7:00 pm on Saturday (May 13), 4:00 pm on Sunday (May 14), and 7:00 pm on Wednesday (May 17). Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening. Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 3- 12, 2017). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.