Friday Movie Matinee: Official Secrets
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, 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 UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor 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.
Starring: MyAnna Buring, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith, Indira Varma, Conleth Hill
Directed by: Gavin Hood
*Friday matinees are at 2pm, FREE, and for adults only. Movies are subject to availability and we may need to offer a substitute if the film is unavailable.