First Trailer for Errol Morris’ Documentary THE UNKNOWN KNOWN Featuring Donald Rumsfeld

     January 9, 2014


After making its rounds on the festival circuit last year, the Errol Morris documentary The Unknown Known has now released a new trailer.  Centering on the career of the polarizing figure of Donald Rumsfeld, the doc follows his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  Check out Phil’s review of the documentary from TIFF here.

The Unknown Known opens April 2nd.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Here’s the first trailer for The Unknown Known (via The Playlist):


Errol Morris offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War. Although Rumsfeld has held lofty positions of American political power for half a century, most people know little about him. When Rumsfeld wrote, as part of his most famous meditation, that an “unknown known” refers to “things you think you know that it turns out you do not,” he could have been speaking about himself. The Unknown Known is not intended as yet another postmortem on the Iraq War, but rather an illumination of a mystery.


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