FULLY BOOKED Exclusive Preview Screening: J. Edgar

Screening January 10, 2012 7:00 PM


A Frontline exclusive Preview Screening of Clint Eastwood‘s latest film J. Edgar.

Clint Eastwood‘s J. Edgar is a political thriller based on the true story of one of the most powerful men in history – J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was one of the key establishers and the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigations for almost fifty years. The power he yielded in America spanned 8 presidents and three wars. His methodology was questionable and still has implications on people’s right to privacy and saftey around the world today. 

Hoover was a man who placed great value on secrets – particularly those of others – and was not afraid to use that information to exert authority over the leading figures in the nation. He gained an untouchable status that allowed him to be one of the most powerful men of his time. 

As seen through the eyes of Hoover himself, J. Edgar explores the personal and public life, and relationships of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Judy Dench.



J.Edgar will be in cinemas on January 20th. 

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Running Time: 137′

Year: 2011