[FoRK] Strip Search
Contempt for Meatheads
jbone at place.org
Sun May 2 11:45:55 PDT 2004
...noticed via Jrobb.
With the lusciously spankable Maggie Gyllenhaal, no less.
Acclaimed film director Sidney Lumet joins forces with Emmy®-winning Oz
creator Tom Fontana to explore the precarious status of individual
liberties post-9/11 through two parallel stories - each containing
identical dialogues - taking place on two continents half a world away.
The film ingeniously weaves together cautionary scenarios in which two
graduate students - one a female American in China, the other a male
Arab in New York - are detained without hard evidence and interrogated
about activities which may or may not relate to terrorist plots. The
film explores the plights of these very different people, both of whom
are relentlessly questioned and then strip-searched by a pair of
government officials who are intent on eliciting information to protect
the public safety in the face of the threat of imminent terrorist
In the end, Strip Search explores one of the most important
contemporary questions of the new century: Must security and safety
come at the price of freedom?
Starring award-winning actress Glenn Close, rising star Maggie
Gyllenhaal, and emerging talents Ken Leung and Bruno Lastra.
Premieres Tuesday, April 27 at 9:30PM (ET/PT).
HBO Films presents
Glenn Close Maggie Gyllenhaal
Casting by Alexa L. Fogel, C.S.A.
Music by Paul Chihara
Editor Tom Swartout
Production Designer Christopher Nowak
Director of Photography Ron Fortunato, ASC
Producers Mark A. Baker, Irene Burns
Executive Producers Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Jim Finnerty
Written by Tom Fontana
Directed by Sidney Lumet
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