What: Fair Game screening and a panel discussion with film critic Stephen Farber and producers Jerry and Janet Zucker. This event is part of Farber's Reel Talk series that "allows the film going public to be the first to sample some of the most exciting movies in 2010."
When: Monday, October 25. Screening starts at 7pm.
Where: Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073
How: Tickets are available for $20 at the door. For more information about the event, call (310) 479-3003. For more information about upcoming films in the Reel Talk series, visit richmarkent.com.
Why: A U.S. ambassador reveals that the highest levels of government conspired to exaggerate a nuclear bomb threat in order to justify the invasion of Iraq--and the White House retaliates by outing his wife as a CIA spy while she's in the middle of a covert operation. It sounds like it could be the plot of a Hollywood thriller, but it's the chilling story of Valerie Plame's outing as a covert spy in retaliation for her husband's op-ed revealing that "intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat."
Seven years later, Plame's story gets the Hollywood treatment in a movie based on her book Fair Game. Naomi Watts and Sean Penn star in a film that will get your pulse rate up--not just because of the suspense, but because you already know Scooter Libby's sentence was commuted by President George W. Bush, and that Dick Cheney never apologized.
After the film, critic Stephen Farber leads a discussion with guests Jerry and Janet Zucker, who produced Fair Game.
Click here to see the trailer. The film hits theaters on November 5th.
The Plame-Wilsons on KTLA this morning