THE BRINK

Feature Documentary   |   91 min |  Sundance 2019
 Director  |  Producer  |  Cinematographer  |  Co-Editor
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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, and 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. A 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.

US THEATRICAL RELEASE BY MAGNOLIA PICTURES - MARCH 29th 2019
NOW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL

UK RELEASE BY DOGWOOF -
IN CINEMAS & ON DEMAND STARTING JULY 12th 2019

** International theatrical releases: Canada 4/12, Sweden 4/19, Italy 4/29, Spain 5/10, UK 7/12 **
** French release coming Fall 2019 **

2019 Sundance Film Festival, Doc Premieres (World Premiere)
2019
CPH: DOX (International Premiere)
2019
Le Voci dell’Inchiesta, Pordenone, Italy (Opening Night)
2019 Docville, Belgium
2019 Docs Against Gravity, Poland
2019 Cleveland International Film Festival
2019 It’s All True / É Tuda Verdade, Brazil
2019
DocAviv, Israel
2019 Sundance London
2019
Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK (New/Hits section)
2019
Sydney Film Festival
2019
Munich International Film Festival
2019
Galway Film Fleadh


A fast-moving, tightly packed, at times unnervingly entertaining documentary.
— A.O. SCOTT, NEW YORK TIMES *Critic's Pick*
The year’s most urgent documentary — the one you need to see this week, not this year.
— DAVID EDELSTEIN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Klayman, who was granted remarkable access to Bannon during this period, achieves something far more valuable and chilling: She shows us not so much what Bannon thinks as what Bannon does. Bannon has figured out how to capitalize on hate, fear, and rage, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any real ideology lurking in his words.
— BILGE EBIRI, VULTURE
THE BRINK is an impeccably crafted verité ramble — an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing movie that follows the 64-year-old former chief strategist for Donald Trump over the last year and a half, starting the moment he was cut loose from the White House
— OWEN GLEIBERMAN, VARIETY