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“Spy Game” to show at IWP on Friday

Fri, Oct 7, 2005, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: IWP

DVD cover of Spy GameOn Friday, October 7, 2005, Professor Ken deGraffenreid will host a showing of the 2001 motion picture “Spy Game.”  This movie covers not only the career of CIA operations officers, but also what Prof. deGraffenreid calls “bureaucratics” — namely, the complex behavior of intelligence bureaucracies.

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a happy hour (complete with beverages, food and good conversation).  Showtime is at 7:00.  At the movie’s conclusion, Professor deGraffenreid will discuss the themes and implications contained within the movie which are relevant to the IWP curriculum.  He will also entertain your questions and comments.

Admission is free, donations towards food and drink are accepted.  All are welcome: students, friends, family.  You can RSVP to this event by calling Jay Gress at 202-462-2101 (ext. 307) or emailing him at

About the movie:
In “Spy Game,” Nathan Muir (Robert Redford) is a veteran CIA officer at Agency Headquarters in Langley who is about to retire. On his last day at work, Muir learns that his former protégé Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) is being held in custody in China, where he is scheduled to be executed in 24 hours. It soon becomes clear to Muir that the Agency brass would rather let Bishop die than risk having anything get in the way of a trade agreement between the United States and China. With time running out, Muir must use everything he’s learned over his long career as he tries to arrange a rescue for Bishop.