Having exposed institutions like Enron, the U.S. Army, and Congress, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney now tells the gripping story of what happens when an incredibly small group of people decide to break open the intelligence vaults of the most powerful nation on the planet.
We Steal Secrets is set for its premiere at The Sundance Film Festival, which opened its doors on Jan 17th, and finishes up on Jan 27th, in Utah. Robert Redford founded the film festival in 1985 as an offshoot of his Sundance Institute that offers professional support to indie filmmakers. That first year, the festival showed a couple of dozen films. This year, Sundance is playing 119 feature films from 32 countries, culled from about 4,000 that were submitted. "It's gotten pretty overwhelming," Redford said. "I never dreamed when we started -- we didn't even know that we would last -- and then when it lasted and grew, it became huge. I never anticipated that it would get to this size."
Primarily, or at least at one time known for its dedication to indie films and auteurs, Sundance has become known for the hard hitting documentaries that make their name in Utah's winter months. "The programmers at Sundance, their taste is impeccable," said Lucy Walker, who premiered her 2010 documentaries Countdown to Zero and Waste Land at Sundance. "I feel like right now, the documentary field at Sundance, it's just such a remarkable collection of top-quality films." (Via Toledoblade.com).