This inspiring documentary thriller traces its protagonist’s journey from US Marine to upper-echelon Defense Department and Rand Corporation analyst to Vietnam War whistle-blower, while reminding us how democracy relies on our potentially “dangerous” men and women in and out of government.

Sat. October 17, 6:45PM, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 1
Sun. October 18, 3:15PM, CinéArts @ Sequoia 2

For tickets and more information, visit the Mill Valley Film Festival website.

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Check out CIR Executive Director Robert Rosenthal’s blog post about his time working on the Pentagon Papers project at The New York Times.

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Christa Scharfenberg is a former CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting. She joined CIR in 2003 as communications manager and has been a leader in its growth from a small nonprofit news organization, producing a handful of stories a year, to a multiplatform newsroom that reaches millions of people monthly through public radio, podcasts, documentaries, social media and the web. She managed the launch and growth of Reveal, CIR's Peabody Award and duPont-Columbia University Award-winning national public radio show and podcast, produced with PRX. She has been an executive or senior producer of documentaries for CIR, including the Academy Award-nominated film “Heroin(e),” numerous FRONTLINE co-productions and the independent film “Banished,” which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Scharfenberg is a member of the Poynter Institute's National Advisory Board and was a 2014 Punch Sulzberger Program fellow at Columbia University Journalism School. Prior to joining CIR, she was associate director of the Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco.