Humanities Film Series continues with "Snowden"

February 10, 2017 | 10:07 AM

The Humanities Film Series continues in February with the movie “Snowden” on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library.

The film is the fourth installment of the Humanities Film Series that began this past September. The event is free and open to the public.

“Snowden,” a 2016 film directed by Oliver Stone, offers a sincere portrait of the man deemed as “America’s Most Wanted,” Edward Joseph Snowden. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the former CIA computer analyst and former NSA contractor who lives in exile after releasing classified documents proving the existence of a covert surveillance program that illegally monitors not only its own citizens but also global allies and enemies. This film, however, strives to do more than reimagine the life of Snowden and recreate the events that led to his exile. Stone restores the image of a man demonized by the media and recasts him, instead, as a moral hero.  

The screening and discussion of this film will be led by Ashley Green, assistant professor of English at Lincoln Land Community College. 

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