Zero Dark Thirty

Released in 2012, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. “Zero Dark Thirty” reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker,” for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.

The film follows the career of CIA agent, Maya, in her singularly focused mission to locate and track Osama Bin Laden over an eight year period. After multiple false leads, an attempt on her life, and personal introspection, Maya pieces together the pieces that inexorably lead to the assault on Bin Laden’s Islamabad compound.

Kathryn Bigelow

About The Director

Kathryn Bigelow directed a number of films in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, but her critically acclaimed career took off with the Iraq War thriller/character study “The Hurt Locker.” The project earned her the most overwhelmingly positive notices of her career, as well as an unprecedented win from the Directors Guild for Best Director--becoming the first woman to ever capture that prize, and took home two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.