United States vs. Reality Winner

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    $75

  • Weekend Pass

    $50

  • Day Pass

    $25

  • Single Showing

    $10

Full Festival + Online Pass Access to every in-person showing and access to the online festival
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Full Festival Pass Access to every in-person showing
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Weekend 2 Pass - CLC Grayslake Access to all showings at CLC Grayslake during Weekend 2 including United States vs. Reality Winner (Nov 13 at 05:50 pm - College of Lake County - Grayslake Campus :: Room C105)
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United States vs. Reality Winner :: Nov 13 - CLC Grayslake United States vs. Reality Winner at CLC Grayslake on Nov 13 (Nov 13 at 05:50 pm - College of Lake County - Grayslake Campus :: Room C105)
$10 x
United States vs. Reality Winner :: Nov 7 - CLC Grayslake United States vs. Reality Winner at CLC Grayslake on Nov 7 (Nov 7 at 11:40 am - College of Lake County - Grayslake Campus :: Room C105)
$10 x

Documentary Feature

United States, 94 Minutes
Director Sonia Kennebeck
Producer Ines Hofmann Kanna
Executive Producers Wim Wenders, Abigail Disney
Editor Maxine Goedicke
Cinematographer Torsten Lapp
Composer Insa Rudolph
Cast Reality Winner

"June 3, 2017. In Augusta, Georgia, a 25-year-old female Air Force veteran and NSA contractor with the unusual name Reality Winner is being interrogated by two armed male FBI agents in a backroom of her home, while nine others search her house. Outside, the street is lined with black government-issued SUVs, and surveillance teams are securing the area. In the narrow makeshift interrogation room inside, Reality is backed up against the wall, while agents probe her with questions. Under duress and without being read her Miranda rights, she admits to having leaked one classified document to the online publication The Intercept. Immediately after her taped confession, Reality is arrested.

Two days later, just after The Intercept publishes the leaked five-page document, Reality Winner is publicly charged as Trump’s first leaker under the controversial century-old Espionage Act, facing a decade in prison. It’s clear from the start that the new administration wants to make an example of her to prove its tough stance against whistleblowers.

By retracing Reality Winner’s media leak, her interrogation and prosecution, and the impact of her disclosure, this character-driven documentary also shines light on the personal sacrifice one young woman made in order to inform the public about a threat to American democracy, ultimately leading to the longest sentence a whistleblower has ever received in federal court.

With unprecedented access to the Winner family, the editor-in-chief of The Intercept, Betsy Reed, and the most important whistleblowers of our generation, Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake, UNITED STATES VS. REALITY WINNER documents a historic moment in American politics: when elections are under threat by foreign actors and the government is trying to suppress that information by going after whistleblowers and journalists."

Festivals & Awards

SXSW

Hidden City

Narrative Short

United States, 19 Minutes
Director Karen Elizabeth Price
Producers Karen Elizabeth Price, Justin Meadows
Cast Annabeth Gish, Diana Gettinger, Adam O'Byrne