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BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmReality

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GenreDrama, Thriller
Director(s)Tina Satter
Writer(s)James Paul Dallas, Tina Satter
Running Time1HR 23MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Written and directed by Tina Satter in a powerful feature film debut, Reality explores the tense and transfixing conversation between American intelligence specialist Reality Winner and the FBI agents confronting her.

Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2017. Twenty-five year old Reality Winner (Sydney Sweeney) is confronted at her home by the FBI. A cryptic conversation begins and soon Reality's life starts to unravel.

With all dialogue taken directly from the FBI’s transcript of the interrogation — alternately nail-biting and banal, darkly funny and surreal — we track one woman's experience of the U.S. government at work. And as more details of Reality’s life are revealed and more armed men arrive, a complex portrait emerges of an American millennial, yoga teacher, and veteran under siege.

Reality examines truth, power and the U.S. legal system through the lens of one intimate, disconcerting and very real encounter, provoking conversations that endure long after the final frame.

"Reality can be stranger than fiction, but Reality fuses the two to become stranger, and more riveting, still." Variety

The screening on Wed 7 Jun at 6.15pm will include an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with filmmaker Tina Satter and hosted by Melanie Iredale, director of #ReclaimTheFrame. Both the Q&A and film will screen with SDH captions.

Reclaim the Frame brings a broader perspective of the world by championing cinema by women & non-binary filmmakers. Run by Birds’ Eye View, a charity with a mission to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in film by fostering a community for those who make, show, release and watch them.

To learn more, become an Advocate and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission to receive free cinema tickets and discount codes go to Supported by BFI’s Audience Fund.


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