In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the Bush administration authorised the CIA in the use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ – a euphemism for what was effectively torture – to extract information from suspects. The Report details the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation, led by Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), acting under the authority of Senator Diane Feinstein (Annette Bening), to expose the treatment of detainees at so-called black sites.
Making his feature debut, veteran screenwriter Scott Z. Burns eschews sensationalism in his sober, yet thoroughly engrossing approach to the incendiary subject matter, focusing on the procedural rigours of the five year investigation, and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles Jones faced in delivering his 7,000 page report.
(Notes by David O’Mahony.)
There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.10 on Sunday 17th and 18.00 on Thursday 21st.
Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.