Monday, October 29, 2018

Our New President

Co-Presented with the Film Study Center at Harvard University

  • Trailer

Our New President Details

  • Year of Production: 2018
  • Length: 87 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: Digital
  • Language: English and Russian with English subtitles
  • Screens with: Trump Dreams

About the Film

Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin will attend in person for discussion!

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

“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


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.

About the Filmmakers

Maxim Pozdorovkin 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. Read More

Screens with: Trump Dreams

Trump Dreams Details

  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Length: 6 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: Digital
  • Language:

About the Film

About the Filmmakers

Ruth Lingford Director

  • Sound
    George Lingford
  • Dreamers
    Chris Landreth, Aurora Andrews, DeMane Davies
  • Dreamers
    Walter Berry, David Lobser, Guy Maddin, Ruth Lingford,
  • Dreamers
    Bryan Papciak, Catherine Thiemann, Rachel Gil