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Official Secrets – 7:30pm

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:22 pm


Official Secrets

Co-written and Directed by: Gavin Hood
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes
Thriller/Biography/Drama | PG for coarse language, violence | 112 min. | United Kingdom/USA

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“A rock-solid docudrama.” – Chris Bumbray, JoBlo’s Movie Emporium


“This sturdy, entertaining political thriller pushes all the right buttons and triggers all the right outraged reactions.” – Tim Grierson, Screen International


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 favour 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.


WON – Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Provincetown International Film Festival, 2019
WON – Audience Award, Best Foreign Fiction, Traverse City Film Festival, 2019
NOMINATED – Best Film, Seattle International Film Festival, 2019
NOMINATED – Art Cinema Award, Best Narrative Feature, Hamburg Film Festival, 2019


Sponsored by: Park Place



October 26, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:22 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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