The Fifth Estate - screening for Cinemit members!
Going up against two other wide releases this week (Carrie and Escape Plan), The Fifth Estate had a bit of publicity this week when Benedict Cumberbatch responded on an AMA on Reddit about the letter Julian Assange sent him regarding his role in the movie. The movie is based on the books “Inside WikiLeaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding. When making a movie based on real events, and so close to their occurrence, it's no surprise that be those who refute their authenticity. Although the movie does paint Assange in a bad light, it also mirrors the same ideas that the documentary, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, does.