The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

A film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith

in 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, and ostracized by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan. This is the riveting story of one man’s profound crisis of conscience that shook a nation, its courts, its free press and its presidency to the core. It is also an acutely timely and piercing look at the world of government secrecy in wartime as revealed by the ultimate insider. Marked by a landmark Supreme Court battle between America’s greatest newspapers and its president, this political thriller unravels a saga that leads directly to Watergate, Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

 

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Running Time
92 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Apr 4, 2010
1:30pm · 11:30am
Saturday, Apr 3, 2010
1:30pm · 11:30am
Thursday, Apr 1, 2010
9:50pm · 7:50pm · 5:40pm
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010
9:50pm · 7:50pm · 5:40pm
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010
5:40pm
Monday, Mar 29, 2010
9:50pm · 7:50pm · 5:40pm
Sunday, Mar 28, 2010
9:50pm · 7:50pm · 5:40pm · 3:45pm · 1:45pm
Saturday, Mar 27, 2010
9:50pm · 7:50pm · 5:40pm · 3:45pm · 1:45pm
Friday, Mar 26, 2010
9:50pm · 7:50pm · 5:40pm

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