Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Location: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
Film Details: 87 minutes, 2018, USA, color, in English and Russian with English subtitles, DCP
Winner of a Special Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary Editing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Winner of the Stanley Kubrick Award at the Traverse City Film Festival. Official Selection of CPH:DOX.
Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin will attend in person for discussion!
Co-presented with the Film Study Center at Harvard University.
About the Film:
The story of Donald Trump’s election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, it is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that reveals an empire of fake news and the tactics of modern day info.
“Over the last year, we’ve grown used to thinking of “fake news” as a relatively recent phenomenon, one that has its roots in the talk-radio culture of the late ’80s. But when you see the revealing and impishly infuriating documentary “Our New President,” […] you get a heady lesson in how fake news really works — and how far back it stretches.” -Variety
About the Director:
Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning director and producer based in New York City. He is the director of three feature-length documentaries and numerous short films, including The Notorious Mr. Bout, Pussy Riot: a Punk Prayer, and Capital. Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University and was a junior fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows.
“An impressively assembled work… Without taking any particular stand on whether the Russians decisively swung the result of the 2016 election or just nudged it along, the film makes it clear just how insidious, relentless and brazen their propaganda effort was, seeding memes that metastasized virulently throughout the world.” – The Hollywood Reporter
TRUMP DREAMS | Ruth Lingford | 2017 | 3 minutes 54 seconds
Images and words taken from dreams about Donald Trump from around the world during 2016.
Sound: George Lingford
Dreamers: Chris Landreth, Aurora Andrews, DeMane Davies, Walter Berry, David Lobser, Guy Maddin, Ruth Lingford, Bryan Papciak, Catherine Thiemann, Rachel Gila
Learn more about our co-presentation partner, the Film Study Center at Harvard University, by visiting their website at filmstudycenter.org