The Great Hack

2019 | USA | NR | 113 min.


Bijou by the Bay Sat, Aug 3, 2019 9:00 AM
Central High School Auditorium Sun, Aug 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Blow that Whistle!
Release Year:2019
Runtime:113 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Karim Amer
Jehane Noujaim
Produced by:Karim Amer
Geralyn Dreyfous
Judy Korin
Screenwriter:Karim Amer
Erin Barnett
Pedro Kos
Cinematography:Basil Childers
Ian Moubayed
Editing By:Erin Barnett
Carlos Rojas
Cast:Carole Cadwalladr
David Carroll
Brittany Kaiser
Julian Wheatland


If you've ever received a perfectly-timed targeted ad and thought your phone must be listening in on you, run, don't walk, to this movie. There is a worldwide battle for information about you, and the only way to arm yourself is through knowledge, which is what this revealing and often terrifying data mining documentary delivers in spades. Starting with the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, Oscar-nominated filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim (The Square) dive deep into the hows and whys of corporations amassing mountains of personal data from people around the world. With in-depth testimonials from key players on both sides—including Brittany Kaiser, whose revelations into the inner workings of Cambridge Analytica after defecting are completely chilling—this illuminating film will challenge you to question the ways in which you consume and deliver information in the digital age. In Person: Director Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer.