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Film round-up - Snowden, Joplin and Zombies

Issue No. 2485

Socialist Worker’s guide to a few films coming out in 2016. Look out for reviews in our coming issues

Snowden

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as whistleblower Edward Snowden in this upcoming film based on Luke Harding’s book The Snowden Files.

Snowden worked for the US National Security Agency (NSA).

But in 2013 he exposed the secret surveillance of phone and internet communications by the US and British governments.

Open Road Films
May 2016

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin’s music captured the mood of hope and despair of the 1960s before she died aged 27 in 1971.

This movie takes an in-depth look at Joplin’s life, on and off stage.

Dogwoof
February 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

In Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, lovers’ tangled relationships are already up against the English class system.

Now they’ve got a new challenge—an army of undead zombies. Based on the 2009 book, this is an interesting mash-up of 19th century drama and modern zombie fiction.

Lionsgate
February 2016

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