Brian De Palma’s controversial new film Readacted will screen tonight on HDNet Movies as an exclusive “sneak preview” before the film opens in limited release this weekend. The movie will run at 10:15 pm Eastern, with an encore presentation at midnight.
Though inspired by real events, Redacted is the fictionalized story of a small group of soldiers stationed in Iraq who rape a teenaged local girl and then murder her and her family. It is a powerful film, and with its structure of being told from the point of view of various media outlets, challenges its audience to examine its relationship with how they are informed by the media and what effect this war is having on our country’s honor.
You can read our review of the film from our New York Film Festuival coverage here.
In a press release, HDNet Chairman Mark Cuban, who also served as a producer on the film states, “Redacted is a perfect choice for HDNet Movies Sneak Previews. We want to present our viewers with the opportunity to preview films that are critically acclaimed and thought-provoking.”
The television airing of the film won’t harm its chances for any potential Academy Award nominations, as the film has already had its week-long qualifying screening in California.