With only a few months left in 2014, there’s not much time left for impactful new documentaries to leave a mark on the critical community, but one in particular stands to make quite a dent indeed. Laura Poitras, the politically-minded filmmaker behind the award-winning The Oath, has just brought Citizenfour, her doc about hyper-controversial NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, to NYFF, where it has already received breathless advance raves. Over the weekend, a teaser debuted, showcasing the sort of acute paranoia and high stakes inherent in the subject matter, and if Poitras’ pedigree is any indication, the film should be a political firebrand to watch out for. The teaser is streamable below; keep your ear to the ground on the doc’s eventual release strategy.
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