Kristen Stewart Brings Camp X-Ray to the Forum Film Festival

October 8, 2014 9:51 PM

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Before Kristen Stewart became a mega-star playing Bella in the Twilight film trilogy, she made a memorable onscreen debut as Jodie Foster's daughter in Panic Room. Playing an androgynous pre-teen, she epitomized both vulnerability and grit. In her latest film, Camp X-Ray -- opening Oct. 17 -- Stewart plays a soldier who guards detainees at Guantanamo Bay: boyish and deglamorized, she demonstrates the same combination of fragility and strength, but in a far more political context than David Fincher's film of 2002. In fact, perhaps this detention facility represents our national Panic Room.

Stewart and the film's writer-director Peter Sattler were the onstage guests for the opening night of the Forum Film Festival at New York University on Tuesday. After a preview of Camp X-Ray, Thane Rosenbaum -- Director of The Forum on Law Culture & Society at NYU School of Law -- moderated a provoc...

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