CITIZENFOUR DISTURBS with a quiet unembellished conviction

Directed by Laura Poitras
[HBO Films, Participant Media]

“Citizenfour” is in many ways a hard film to swallow. Not only is its subject matter, the unlawful surveillance of the American public by the NSA (National Security Agency), one that courts controversy and debate but the way filmmaker Laura Poitras tackles this subject, head-on and at times drily, might be off-putting for some audience members looking for a more rounded discourse. And yet despite ... more >