Risk, the documentary about Julian Assange by Laura Poitras, is finally going to be shown on Showtime tonight. Poitras filmed Assange for six years. According to Huffington Post, Assange sent a cease-and-desist letter to try to stop the film’s initial release in May.
Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
In the new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is undeterred – even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Academy Award® winning director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle in a documentary portrait of power, betrayal, truth and sacrifice.”
Read on below for more details about tonight and how to watch the documentary.
DATE: Tonight, Saturday, July 22, 2017
PREMIERE AIR TIME: 9:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (8 p.m. Central). The movie may be shorter than you expect. It will air for a little over 90 minutes, ending at 10:35 p.m. Eastern. After the documentary airs, Showtime will immediately show an encore presentation.
TV CHANNEL: Showtime — To find what channel Showtime is on for you, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel Showtime is on for you.