Camp X-Ray
U.S. Dramatic


2014, 117 minutes, color, U.S.A.

A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. As two people on opposite sides of a war, they struggle to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. In the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.

Intricately constructed, Camp X-Ray is a case study in the power of performance. At still a young age, Kristen Stewart has long been much more than a movie star, and with this nuanced and internal performance, she continues to prove she has serious acting chops. Opposite her, Payman Maadi delivers a riveting performance as a man caught in limbo, reaching out for reason. Burrowing past the politics and into the humanity of the infamous detention camp, writer/director Peter Sattler provides a fresh perspective on the discourse of the war on terrorism and achieves one of the great virtues of film—creating empathy.

Director: Peter Sattler

Screenwriter: Peter Sattler

Producer: Gina Kwon

Executive Producers: Emmy Ellison, Lindsay Williams, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, David Gordon Green, Sophia Lin

Cinematographer: James Laxton

Production Designer: Richard A. Wright

Editor: Geraud Brisson

Composer: Jess Stroup

Principal Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, John Carroll Lynch

About the Director

Raised in Indiana, Peter Sattler studied film at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where his thesis film, Newton, was nominated for a Student Academy Award. He has worked as an artist and screenwriter in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. Camp X-Ray is his first feature film.


1/17/2014 12:15 pm
Eccles Theatre, Park City
1/18/2014 8:30 am
Library Center Theatre, Park City
1/18/2014 9:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC
1/20/2014 6:30 pm
Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
1/22/2014 2:30 pm
The MARC, Park City
1/24/2014 8:30 pm
Library Center Theatre, Park City