Movie Night -- The Fifth Estate

We have occasionally scheduled a "Movie Night" when, as a group, we attend a showing of what is likely to be a "thought provoking" movie, then have a snack someplace nearby and briefly discuss what we've seen.  A movie opening this coming weekend, "The Fifth Estate", provides an opportunity for just such a "Movie Night".  Here's the way the movie has been described on Flixter:

"Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, "The Fifth Estate" reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them?"

As noted in the "How to find us", we'll meet in the lobby of the theater 30 minutes prior to the start of the showing closest to but no later than 5:00 PM.  At that time we'll get a feel for exactly how many people will be participating in the subsequent discussion and decide on where we'll meet for that discussion.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Moved just a slow but was interesting

    October 23, 2013

  • Shirley S.

    Movie was much better than reviews had led me to expect. The discussion afterward was very thought provoking! And, I got home in time to watch the Bronco game. :)

    October 20, 2013

  • jeff s.

    Hey Vernon I don't see a 5:00 showing for this movie at Cinemark on the 20th. R u smoking something better than me?

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SO sorry to cancel at the last minute, but a friend reminded me that Symphony season has begun, and I looked and found I have a ticket for Sunday, so have to pass this time...darn! I wanted to see this movie! Catch y'all soon...

    October 15, 2013

  • Joanne

    Have some pop corn for me....sorry to miss the discussion this should be a good one. Benedict>>>> WOW, Cumberbach...is that a monicer or what?

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meet-up with you folks...and this movie sounds really interesting. I may wear a nametag for this first time...:-)

    October 12, 2013

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