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Documentary Night: THE BRINK

DIRECTED BY: Alison Klayman

 

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Please join us for a post-film Q&A with director Alison Klayman

ABOUT THE FILM:

When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, known for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post — though some say he still has a direct line to the White House — he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement. THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself — as he has many times before — this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.

ABOUT ALISON KLAYMAN:

Alison Klayman Alison Klayman’s debut feature AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, about the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded a US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance. It had its international premiere at Berlinale and went on to be shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, and earn Alison a DGA Award nomination and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the highest accolade of broadcast journalism. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY has now been translated into over 26 languages and had major theatrical releases around the world. Alison's other films include THE 100 YEARS SHOW about 102-year-old Cuban-American painter Carmen Herrera, who worked in obscurity for decades until finally receiving recognition late in life. She is also the director of the Netflix Original feature documentary TAKE YOUR PILLS, about the role of prescription stimulants in a hyper-competitive, overly medicated America.

 

LANGUAGE: English

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes

 

UPCOMING SHOWTIMES:

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 -7:30PM


 


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