Hall of Mirrors
Filmmakers Ina and Enes Talakic follow legendary reporter Edward Jay Epstein, still going strong at 81, as he investigates Edward Snowden’s 2013 leak of classified documents on government surveillance. One of the last of his generation of journalists, the energetic, articulate, and boyish Epstein delights in his discoveries, and in skewering accepted truths. Part chronicle of shoe leather investigative reporting, part romp through a life lived at the top of the social chain, HALL OF MIRRORS takes on us through Epstein’s most notable investigations, examining the Warren Commission’s work, the roots of the diamond industry, the strange career of Armand Hammer, and the inner workings of big-time journalism itself.
Post-screening discussion with Ina and Enes Talakic (directors) and Mark Feldstein (University of Maryland).