Image of Living Room Theaters
ALSO IN PORTLAND, OR
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 561.549.2600
Find us on Facebook Follow livingroomtheaters on Twitter
NOW PLAYING COMING ATTRACTIONS FOOD AND DRINKS ABOUT US MOVIE CLUB CONTACT
NOW PLAYING
FINAL DAY PLAYING AT LIVING ROOM: Feb 20

  1. Official Website
  2. Trailer

Oscar® winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory CITIZEN K 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 as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond.

  • Director: Alex Gibney
  • Country: UK, USA
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 02:06:00
  • imdb Score: 6.2/10 (212 votes)
  • Language: Russian, English
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin, Boris Berezovsky
"This is a study of power, and what power will do to survive; a study of how morality is more historically significant as a condition, and not a cause. The rich won’t save us — that’s what makes them rich. The fascinating Citizen K will leave you to determine the value in one of them saving themselves."
David Ehrlich - INDIEWIRE

"Political intrigues, potential murder plots – oh, and Putin’s rise-to-power and consequent 18-year-reign – Gibney serves it up, warts and all."
Alex Saveliev - FILM THREAT

"Authoritative and dense — though never dull — at over two hours, CITIZEN K is the prolific docmaker’s most rewarding feature in several years, attaching his typically methodical research to a cheerfully slippery, charismatic human subject who, even on the side of right, is cagey in the face of investigation."
Guy Lodge - VARIETY

"Citizen K uses Khodorkovsky’s story as a way to guide us through the thickets of modern Russian history, a tangled, through-the-looking-glass world that the film surveys from the days of Boris Yeltsin in 1991 to today’s increasingly autocratic reign of Vladimir Putin"
Kenneth Turan - LOS ANGELES TIMES

FESTIVALS

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019

Venice Film Festival 2019

Hamptons Int'l Film Festival 2019

London Film Festival 2019

Warsaw Film Festival 2019

AFI Fest 2019