When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle. Unconstrained by an official post, he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement.
The Brink is an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing film that follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. A keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.
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Alison Klayman was the youngest director named by the New York Times on their international list of 20 Directors to Watch. Her debut feature documentary, Al Weiwei: Never Sorry, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, and earned Alison a Director’s Guild of America nomination.