It seems this film, which I saw a screening of a few months ago, is opening tonight in DC. I believe that means it's already been available in New York and LA, and may or may not be coming to a city near you. But if it is playing near you, you should definitely check it out. There've been a lot of dumb "war on terror"-related films released over the past couple of years; lame efforts to do fiction-as-polemic. This is different. It's a documentary, it's brilliantly well-executed, and it not only presents and argument but it does so in an emotionally searing way:



It's about torture, so it's not exactly the most fun Friday plan you could imagine, but it's a great, important film and you should really check it out.

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