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Risk, film review: Access all Assange areas, to incoherent effect

Over six years of filming, Laura Poitras follows the elusive and distant Wikileaks founder from a friend's Norfolk estate to his Ecuadorian Embassy bolt-hole.

Director Laura Poitras: Julian Assange Is An ‘Equal-Opportunity’ Leaker

The subject matter of Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras’ new film “Risk” could not be more timely: controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “I absolutely defend what WikiLeaks published,” Poitras tells Robert Scheer in this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” on KCRW. Show More Summary

Director Laura Poitras: Julian Assange Is an ‘Equal-Opportunity’ Leaker (Audio)

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

The Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about WikiLeaks, whistleblowers and the risks of honest filmmaking.

THE OATH: Redemption For A Jihadist?

4 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

With the release of RISK, we look back at Laura Poitras 2010 documentary. Read more...

Director Laura Poitras' falling out with Julian Assange

5 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Oscar-winning director Laura Poitras reveals the falling out she had with Julian Assange as she made her documentary about him and WikiLeaks, "Risk." (May 10.)        

For the Record

“Risk” review: In the May 5 Calendar section, a review of the documentary “Risk,” which profiles WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said that director Laura Poitras began filming Assange in 2010; she began filming him in 2011. Also, the article misquoted Assange as saying, “This is your problem,...

Laura Poitras Does Not Want to Talk About WikiLeaks and Russia

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Oscar-winning filmmaker (‘Citizenfour’) sits down with Marlow Stern to discuss ‘Risk’—her compelling, incredibly timely documentary on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

With Laura Poitras' re-cut 'Risk,' a director controversially changes her mind about Julian Assange

The story of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been as compelling and Shakespearean as any in modern media.? But the tale of the person making a documentary about him — by his side when he called the State Department about a diplomatic-cable dump, filming him don a disguise in a London hotel...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is an Egomaniacal, Sexist Creep in ‘Risk’

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The latest documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (‘Citizenfour’) paints a troubling portrait of the embattled publisher as it follows him from 2010-2016.

New Julian Assange Documentary Explores The Complicated World Of WikiLeaks

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

In a scene from Laura Poitras’ documentary “Risk,” Julian Assange ? already bereft of his signature white hairdo ? is attempting a disguise. The camera follows the WikiLeaks founder as he inserts colored contact lenses, fits a hat over...Show More Summary

Julian Assange Is Not Ready for His Close Up

Laura Poitras turns her camera on the WikiLeaks founder for an unsparing portrait that exposes his retrograde views on women.

Pamela Anderson Wrote a Poem About Laura Poitras’ Julian Assange Documentary

Laura Poitras has an Academy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, but those accolades pale in comparison to her latest honor: being the subject of a poem by Pamela Anderson. Anderson, as you may be aware—and if you are not, we will observe aShow More Summary

‘Risk’ Faces Julian Assange; Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon Are ‘3 Generations’ –  Specialty B.O. Preview

So far, 2017 has not produced many Specialty box office stars, though this weekend's wave may signal renewed momentum. Laura Poitras, who won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2015 for Citizenfour, returns with Risk. The feature is much different from the rendering she gave as a sneak at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Show More Summary


In various ways, “Risk,” Laura Poitras’ intimate look at Julian Assange and the world of Wikileaks, serves as a companion piece to “Citizenfour,” her masterful, Oscar-winning documentary about Edward Snowden. Both films benefit from the extraordinary access Poitras had to her subjects, but there are significant differences between them as well. Show More Summary

A new documentary gives us an up-close, creepy look at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Coming off her Oscar-winning film "Citizenfour" about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, director Laura Poitras returns with "Risk," a profile of another controversial figure in the hacker community: WikiLeaks founder. Filming over six years, Poitras got access to Assange that she says in the documentary was beyond what she expected. Show More Summary

CITIZENFOUR: Real-Time Revelation

5 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Laura Poitras documents the Snowden leaks.

Laura Poitras zeroes in on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in the elusive, unsettling 'Risk'

Laura Poitras’ “Risk” is hardly the first feature film to take on Julian Assange, the elfin WikiLeaks mastermind who has spent the past decade exposing powerful secrets and cultivating his notoriety on the world stage. He has been addressed in several prior documentaries, notably Alex Gibney’s...

Movie Review: Laura Poitras’ ethically muddled Risk loses itself inside WikiLeaks

File Risk away for future classes on filmmaking ethics. Laura Poitras began work on a film about Julian Assange, the white-haired founder of WikiLeaks, and his inner circle of associates and activists in 2011, some years before she started filming Citizenfour, her Oscar-winning documentary about the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Show More Summary

Tonight, Laura Poitras’ RISK Hits Select Alamo Drafthouse Locations With A Livestreamed Q&A

5 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Come watch the latest documentary from the director of CITIZENFOUR. Read more...

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