The 52nd New York Film Festival opens today. Among the rabid film junkies, many are anticipating a last-minute addition to the lineup. A film about Edward Snowden is scheduled to make its world premiere.
Edward Snowden was a contractor for the NSA who, after revealing top-secret intelligence, sought asylum abroad. One of the people Snowden contacted while holding the classified documents was director Laura Poitras. Laura then flew to Hong Kong to meet with Snowden.