R | | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt pledged to donate his entire salary from the film to "help facilitate the conversation" about the relationship between technology and democracy.
Laura Poitras: This is the only alligator.
Glenn Greenwald: Four minutes past. We walk in one minute. He was clear on that.
Laura Poitras: He's coming.
Glenn Greenwald: No, he is too young to have that kind of access.
Glenn Greenwald: Uh, what time does the restaurant open?
Edward Snowden: Noon. But the food is a bit too spicy. This way...
When Snowden throws his credentials on the bed to prove the journalist who he is, their position changes between shots.
English, American Sign Language, Russian
$8,000,058 (USA) (16 September 2016)