THE BRINK

Feature Documentary   |   91 min |  Sundance 2019
 Director  |  Producer  |  Cinematographer  |  Co-Editor
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2019 international theatrical releases also in Canada, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain. Opens in France Sept 25. Now streaming in Australia.

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.

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