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Released: 2014

Running Time: 114 mins


Academy Award
Independent Spirit Award
DGA Award
Emmy Award
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IDA Award
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idenhour Film Prize
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CITIZENFOUR is a real-life international thriller that unfolds minute-by-minute. With unprecedented access, this behind-the-scenes chronicle follows director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency.

CITIZENFOUR places viewers in the hotel room with Poitras, Greenwald and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will affect their lives and all around them.