Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NYFF: Laura Poitras Launches 'Asylum' and 'Field of Vision' Segments (VIDEO)

Like a flashback from the dramatic unveiling of eventual Oscar-winner "Citizenfour" at the New York Film Festival a year ago, Laura Poitras returned to the stage Sunday night to unveil three short episodes (accompanied by music from Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails) from her work-in-progress "Asylum" (2016). This time instead of Edward Snowden, she's up close and personal with controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as he gets on the phone with a lawyer in Hillary Clinton's State Department in 2010 to alert them of a massive dump of State Department documents on his site. When he hangs up the phone, he tells his co-worker the...

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