When: Wed., Jan. 7, 7:15 p.m. 2015

“An award-winning documentary about something depressing, you say? Oh goodie!” Thing is, this insider’s look at the perils of our surveillance state is not only one of the most important issues of our time, Laura Poitras’ film is by all accounts a mesmerizing, slowly unfurling movie. It has a 97% rating on Red Tomatoes, by our last look. And that guy on NPR loves it, too.

Price: $8