Project X

Invited

The eerie time of night when all is quiet and still, and most people are asleep, is the perfect setting for filmmaker Laura Poitras to investigate the elusive journey from the National Business Park to a windowless skyscraper in downtown Manhattan. Elevated by the understated narration of guidelines from classified National Security Agency documents (read by familiar voices Rami Malek and Michelle Williams), this is a thrilling proposal of the degree to which government secrets are unknown to the public. Directed with Henrik Moltke—a journalist who collaborated with Poitras in reporting on the Snowden documents—Project X is an exemplary dissection of espionage.  KR

Directors

Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke

Producers

Yoni Golijov, Henrik Moltke

Executive Producers

Laura Poitras, AJ Shnack, Charlotte Cook

Editor

Nels Bangerter

Cinematographers

Jared Alterman, Henrik Moltke

Release Year

2016

Festival Year

2017

Country

United States

Run Time

11 minutes

Subtitled

No