Film screening - FAIR GAME: Wife, Mother, Spy
FAIR GAME, a thriller directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity) and starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, is based on the true story of Valerie Plame and on Plame's memoir, 'Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.' THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE SCREENING. This screening is co-sponsored with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Friday, October 29, 20107:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UCLA Melnitz Hall, James Bridges Theater
Los Angeles, CA 90095
For the trailer and more information about the movie, click here.
A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, FAIR GAME is a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative VALERIE PLAME (Naomi Watts), whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was illegally exposed.
As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID
- “Contains the intensity and suspense of The Bourne Identity.” (USA Today)
- “Naomi Watts and Sean Penn are superb.” (New York Post)
- “One of the best spy movies ever.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
- “A high octane drame.” (Politico)
- “A gripping yarn of 21st-century espionage.” (Salon.com)
Parking in lot 3, pay by space or $ 10 all-day
Cost : free