Detroit Film Theatre


THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS

Friday, April 09, 2010 – Sunday, April 18, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

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(USA/2009—directed by Judith Erlich and Rick Goldsmith)

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and government strategist for the war in Vietnam, developed a dramatic change in his outlook after visiting the war’s front lines. Ellsberg’s access to classified information led him to the conclusion that the war was based on decades of lies and government cover-ups; he consequently leaked 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to the New York Times. Exactly how he did it, and how he and his family dealt with the moral issues at the core of his decision – one that led to Richard Nixon’s obsession with “getting Ellsberg” and therefore to his ultimate resignation from the Presidency – is a story told with all the richness, brisk pacing and shocks of the best movie thrillers. Filled with new revelations, candid interviews and priceless archival footage, including Oval Office recordings in which expletives are not deleted. (93 min.)

“Riveting! A straight-ahead, enthralling story of moral courage. This story changed the world. The movie offers one revelatory interview after another.”    -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

PURCHASE TICKETS

Friday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 16 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m.