Laura Poitras: Short Film Disclosures

Laura Poitras: Short Film Disclosures

"...Poitras compels us to rethink how an artist can explore and convey the nature of power, expand our understanding of the larger world, and shape our sense of responsibility."                  — Jay Sanders, curator

In person: Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras’ films reveal truths hidden within activities posing unparalleled dangers to freedom. Poitras faces deeply disturbing subjects with unwavering honesty, creating portraits of people and situations with an artistic complexity, rigor and sense of humanity that transcends conventional political documentaries. Her renowned 9/11 Trilogy culminated with CITIZENFOUR (2014) receiving an Academy Award, and her parallel reporting on NSA surveillance received a Pulitzer Prize. Tonight Poitras will present several short films: Death of a Prisoner (2013), Project X (2016, with Henrik Moltke), O’Say Can You See (Afghanistan) (2016), and November 20, 2004 (work-in-progress), with footage that put her on a U.S. government watchlist.

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.

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MON 10/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff