Risk Release Date: May 5, 2017

It seems doubtful that anyone would want to pay a cent to see Julian Assange babble on the big screen, but Showtime thinks they will and partnered with a fledgling independent film studio, Neon, to release the documentary Risk in theaters before debuting it on Showtime.

Filmed over six years, Risk is a character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, 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, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Julian Assange and his inner circle.

Risk Trailer

Starring: Julian AssangeSarah HarrisonJacob Appelbaum
Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Laura Poitras
Runtime: 94 minutes
Studio: Neon
MPAA Rating Unrated