First show: October 25

informant-posterA fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, radical activist turned FBI informant who has been alternately vilified and deified. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero when he co-founded a successful grassroots relief organization in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But he was hiding a dark secret – after two young protestors were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby revealed he had been instrumental in the indictment as an FBI informant. The only film with access to Brandon Darby since his public confession, INFORMANT meticulously constructs a picture of his life through interviews and tense reenactments starring Darby himself. His version of events is accompanied — and often contradicted — by evidence from acquaintances and experts on various points along the political spectrum, posing complicated questions about trust and the nature of reality. Dir: Jamie Meltzer. 2013. Digital.


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