Citizen K

Citizen K

×
More details on View trailer

Book Now


This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.


Oscar winning writer/director Alex Gibney's revelatory film is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident.

Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten-years in prison.

Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin's two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky's story to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy. (Subtitles)