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Saturday Centerpiece – Official Secrets

official secrets

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.

A live Q&A featuring Director Gavin Hood and moderated by Steve Gaydos from Variety will follow the screening.

Tickets to this film can be bought on their own or with a Saturday Centerpiece Party ticket.


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Saturday Centerpiece Party

Please join us for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Saturday Night Spotlight Celebration at Via Lido Plaza hosted by Vans. Guests will be treated to entertainment and d’oeuvres prepared by award-winning Orange County restaurants, and a hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka, Cape Line and Peroni. Tickets to this Gala can be bought on their own or with Saturday Centerpiece films.

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Saturday, 27th April


8:15 pm


$25 – $65


Triangle theater 5
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-4300


Gavin Hood
Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo
Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, Conleth Hill, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans
Country of Origin
Year Completed
Biography, Drama, Thriller