Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kepler's Books and Cinema Connect present...
The Most Dangerous Man in America
Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers
A documentary film about Daniel Ellsberg and the events leading up to the publication of the Pentagon Papers...
7:00pm Tea and socializing
7:30pm Film and post-film discussion with film director Judith Ehrlich
Advance Tickets $12
Free Numi Tea and secure parking
The Most Dangerous Man in America Synopsis
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is a 2009 documentary film directed by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. The film follows Daniel Ellsberg and explores the events leading up to the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the top-secret military history of the United States involvement in Vietnam.
As a classic whistle-blower tale, The Most Dangerous Man in America provokes strong reactions and spirited conversation about loyalty to country versus conscience and about the need for secrecy to protect states.
Somehow this story of this courageous man who, after a painful spiritual transformation, risked everything to tell the truth strikes home across the political spectrum. Across the globe, we are sick of crooked politicians, arms dealers and bankers setting our national agendas. The Daniel Ellsbergs are too few and far between, but their very existence gives us hope and courage.
As a history lesson, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith’s enthralling documentary is as solid as a textbook, stitching together old broadcast footage, first-person testimony, tart excerpts from the Nixon White House tapes, and noirish recreations into riveting, revelatory political drama.
In today's era of moral decay, if you're looking for models of principled behavior, you'll want to see this film!
The Most Dangerous Man in America Bay Area Schedule
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