Official Secrets is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 13 March, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.
Official Secrets is a 2019 British-American docudrama film based on the life of British whistleblower Katharine Gun who leaked a memo detailing that the United States had eavesdropped on diplomats from countries tasked with passing a second United Nations resolution on the invasion of Iraq.
The film is directed by Gavin Hood, and Gun is portrayed by Keira Knightley. The film also stars Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Adam Bakri, Indira Varma, and Ralph Fiennes.
One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favour of an invasion of Iraq.
Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.
Official Secrets has a 15 rating. No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.
Official Secrets is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 13 March at 7.30pm. Door open at 7pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.
Tickets cost £5 in advance at the George Inn and Moat & Turret ‘Cafe by the Castle’ in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).
A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.
Future film nights at Nunney Village Hall:
Friday 10 April – The Good Liar