Three films – Viktor Jakovleski’s Brimstone & Glory, Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts and Yance Ford’s Strong Island – lead the 2018 Cinema Eye Honors nominations
NAME OF FILM: RISK
DIRECTOR(S): Laura Poitras
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) creates a complex portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his team.
One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards.
DOC NYC announced the full lineup of over 250 films and events for its eighth edition, running November 9 to 16 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Chelsea.
The 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, will run October 28 to November 4, and feature over 131 films.
AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Laura Poitras — the groundbreaking director of RISK (2016) and the Academy Award®-winning Edward Snowden portrait CITIZENFOUR (2014) — as the festival’s 2017 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.
Laura Poitras’s Risk will have its North American premiere as the Closing Night selection of Art of the Real, Film Society of Lincoln Center’s essential showcase for boundary-pushing nonfiction film, on May 2.
RISK, the latest documentary from Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) on the controversial Julian Assange and the Wikileaks organization, premiered last night on Showtime during the season finale of Homeland.