Films on recent conflicts draw critical attention and two wily rogues hoodwink the media while tweaking Sarah Palin.
By Janet Donovan
DANGEROUS MAN VS THE MESSENGER
It was a Sophie’s Choice moment at the finale of the Impact Film Festival, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit event created as a platform for documentary and narrative filmmaking. Having to choose between simultaneous screenings of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers and The Messenger starring Woody Harrelson was a challenging call. The Messenger won.