These are some gifts for anyone who’s feeling blue. Up first, the trailer for Oliver Stone’s, Snowden biopic, about which the @Snowden account manager tweeted this:
For two minutes and thirty nine seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working.
I reckon if they paused at the NSA it was to laugh, since the least funny thing about this unintended comedy is that Zachary Quinto is playing Glenn Greenwald. What, was Justin Timberlake not available?
From the trailer we learn that Snowden walks with broken legs and has a mind that’s 8 x faster than his peers. Dude is superhuman. This shit has to bomb. It has to.
Since the first draft of this post, Kevin Dooley brought my attention to Exit, Snowden’s musical collaboration with French electronica musician Jean Michel Jarre. It aims to a spooky but hip reminder of just how completely surveilled we are, and what’s so striking is the complete absence of anything you could consider protest.
Finally, there’s Southside With You, a film that purportedly “recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date…”
I’ve embedded all the videos below. Discuss.