Wednesday, August 12 - Chilmark Community Center
6:00 PM Live Music & Dinner by The Kitchen Porch
7:30 PM Feature Film
Discussion to follow with director Johanna Hamilton and film subjects Bonnie and John Raines; moderated by filmmaker and MVFF board member Dawn Porter
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Beach Plum Breakfast with director Johanna Hamilton & film subjects Bonnie and John Raines
Thursday, August 13th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark
Dir. Johanna Hamilton | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 79 min.
Before Watergate, WikiLeaks, and Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office there, removing all files and mailing them anonymously to newsrooms across the country. The heist yielded a trove of damning evidence. The most significant revelation was an illegal surveillance program overseen by Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Despite one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI was unable to catch the burglars. Those responsible have never revealed their identities—until now.
"Adds the intricate excitement of a thriller to righteous historical outrage."
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Thank you to the screening sponsors Wendy Wolf & Jack Behrle and