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Our New President Purchase Tickets

Director/Producer/Editor: Maxim Pozdorovkin | Producers: Joe Bender, Charlotte Cook | Editor: Matvey Kulakov | Composer: Ivan Markovsky | USA-Russia / 2018 / 77 min

About the Film

In this Sundance Special Jury Award-winning film, Maxim Pozdorovkin stitches together found footage of Russian propaganda about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to craft a simultaneously humorous and deeply disturbing cautionary tale on manipulative messaging with global implications. State-run news agencies employ innuendo and half-truths to prey on the base instincts of those already prone to suspicion. Our New President both illustrates and indicts in a critique that’s extremely relevant in these times.

Screening with
Fired Up!
Directors: Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly | USA-Colombia-Israel / 2017 / 3 min / Animated
The origin of Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go!” chant.

About the Filmmaker

Maxim Pozdorovkin is the director of four documentaries and multiple shorts. His films include Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize) and The Notorious Mr. Bout (2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 NFF). His documentary Clinica de Migrantes was nominated for a 2016 IDA Documentary award. Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University for a dissertation about early propaganda. Next, Maxim is directing How To Rob Banks for Dummies, a hybrid documentary about cult video artist Joe Gibbons.

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Film Information

Section Feature Film
Type Documentary

Screening Information

Ticket Price $15.00

Date 06/20, 6:15PM
Venue Starlight
Address 1 North Union Street

Date 06/21, 1:45PM
Venue Starlight
Address 1 North Union Street