Radius-TWC and Participant Media have released the first Citizenfour trailer for director Laura Poitras’ (The Oath) documentary about Edward Snowden and the NSA leak. I honestly wasn’t aware of this film’s existence before today, but it looks to be an absolutely riveting and revealing look at the events that lead to Snowden leaking confidential NSA documents. Poirtras was contacted anonymously by Snowden in January 2013 about the files he was about to leak, giving her unprecedented access to what exactly went down. The film debuted at the New York Film Festival last night to highly positive reviews, with THR calling it “revelatory”, Indiewire describing it as “bracing”, and The Guardian going so far as to say it’s a “victorious film [that] shows Snowden vindicated.” Moreover, the pic apparently offers shocking new details about how high up the chain the spying program actually goes. I’m incredibly curious to check this one out myself, and this first trailer does a fantastic job of teasing without revealing.
Watch the first Citizenfour trailer after the jump. Executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, the film is slated to open in theaters on October 24th.