Trailer for Errol Morris’ The Unknown Known Debuts Online

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The trailer for famed documentarian Errol Morris’ new film about former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, The Unknown Known, debuted online today. It is his first documentary feature since 2010’s Tabloid.

The fairly histrionic footage shows a confessional-type documentary that historically chronicles the controversial figure through personal opinions and recollections of topics like 9/11 and the War on Terror. It’s obviously very much in the same mold of Morris’ 2003 film The Fog of War, which featured another former Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, illustrating his controversial involvement with the Vietnam War.

The film, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last year and also screened at the Venice Film festival, will screen at this year’s Berlinale which runs from February 6th to February 16th.

Morris’ 1991 film about astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, based off of Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name, A Brief History of Time, will be released as spine # 699 in the Criterion Collection on March 18, 2014.

You can also view the film’s trailer on Apple Trailers here.

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