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"The Oath"

When: Friday, June 11, 2010, 3:30 pm
Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre • 290 Harvard St • Brookline

 “The most revelatory and essential documentary of 2010!”

                                                               —David Edelstein, NEW YORK Magazine


 

PREVIEW SCREENING JUNE 6 AT 5PM 
WITH DIRECTOR LAURA POITRAS & COMPOSER OSVALDO GOLIJAV

 ONE-WEEK RUN STARTS AT COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE JUNE 11

 


WATCH THE TRAILER:
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/theoath 

“An intimate character study...
and a wide-ranging critique of the American war on terror.”
—Dennis Lim, The New York Times


>From the director of the Oscar-nominated My Country, My Country, The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It’s the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court. Abu Jandal is a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen; his brother-in-law Salim Hamdan is a Guantanamo prisoner and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. The men’s intertwined personal trajectories—how they became bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms that serve to explore and contextualize a world that has often confounded Western media.


“FASCINATING! Poitras's movie digs deep; it hints at the violently conflicting drives that an intelligent human being may be liable to.”

 

 

 

—David Denby, THE NEW YORKER 

STARTS JUNE 11 

 

Coolidge Corner Theatre 

 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA

 

617-734-2500 
www.coolidge.org/

 

General admission $9.75, Member $6.75
Child/Senior: $6.75 (Mon-Thurs), $7.75 (Fri-Sun) 
Please contact theater for group discounts

A ZEITGEIST FILMS RELEASE


 

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