MATCHBOX Pictures’ film, “Underground: The Julian Assange Story” will be screened at Palace Electric Cinema on Thursday April 4 as part of Robert Connolly and Footprint Films’ new CinemaPlus initiative.“Underground” screened at the Toronto and London International Film Festivals and has just been confirmed to open the Washington DC Film Festival on April 11.
This Canbera special screening will be followed by question-and-answer event with director Robert Connolly, Christine Assange, Samantha Castro of Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance and lead actor Alex Williams.
All attendees at CinemaPlus event screenings of “Underground” will receive a package containing a DVD-ROM with special features, including behind the scenes featurettes, screenplays, extracts from Suelette Dreyfus’ eBook of “Underground”, music from the soundtrack and production photographs.
The package will also include a code to stream Robert Connolly’s director’s commentary.
Readers need little introduction to the story. In 1989, Julian Assange and two friends formed the “International Subversives”. Using early home computers and calling themselves “white hat hackers” – who look but don’t steal – they broke into the world’s most powerful organisations.
In the eyes of the FBI, a major threat to national security, they were chased through the electronic underground of Melbourne.
“Underground: The Julian Assange Story,” Palace Electric Cinemas, New Acton in Canberra, 7pm, April 4, bookings to www.palacecinemas.com.au
Photos by J.Tsiavis