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The Unknown Known: Regular Priced Special Screening: Errol Morris in-person

The Unknown Known: Regular Priced Special Screening: Errol Morris in-person Tickets.  Please purchase tickets in advance.  This event, with the legendary Errol Morris in person, is likely to sell out.

In The Unknown Known, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (The Fog of War) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public.

Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and expound on his “snowflakes,” tens of thousands of memos (many never previously published) he composed as a congressman and as an advisor to four different presidents, twice as Secretary of Defense. These memos provide a window onto history—not history as it actually happened, but history as Rumsfeld wants us to see it. Morris makes plain that Rumsfeld’s “snowflakes”—whether intended to elucidate, rationalize, obfuscate, or control history—are contradicted by the facts. The Unknown Known is an illumination of the mystery of Donald Rumsfeld, an unknown known.

Special Screening

Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (The Fog of War) will be at the Coolidge in person discussing his new film The Unknown Known.

We'll try to Meetup before the film to get in line for seating, and decide on an after-film discussion location as the event draws closer.

See you at the movie,


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  • Bob

    Quite a film and a remarkable look at power. Morris was fascinating even if the skype connection was poor. Great conversation with the group at dinner!

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was fun, even if the Skype audio was hard to hear. Missed seeing you meetup folks, though.

    April 6, 2014

  • Elizabeth Mary S.

    Hi. I'm so sorry to cancel the last minute but the bus I was going to take has broken down due to a flat tire and I don't think I will be able to make it.

    April 6, 2014

  • Jim L.

    If anyone needs a ticket, let me know.

    April 5, 2014

  • Bob

    For those who would like to sit together, let's meet at Panera across the street. Please be at Panera by 2:30 when we'll go to the theater and get in line.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • J.J. F.

    me too--can't wait!!

    March 23, 2014

  • Anne

    After seeing the previews last night, and the discussion at dinner, I'm definitely in. I have my ticket, and I'm looking forward to it..

    March 16, 2014

  • Lori

    Hi. Sounds great. I just bought my ticket

    March 15, 2014

  • Christina E.

    Wow, I'd love to go, but have another event.

    March 15, 2014

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