Our New President

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 14, 2018 5:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 9:15 PM
Uptown Theatre Mon, Apr 23, 2018 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Tags:Documentary
Film/Media/TV
Journalism
Politics
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2018
Runtime:77 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary - Sundance Film Festival
Country/Region:Russia
USA
Language:English
Russian
Print Source:Third Party Films
Cast/Crew
Director:Maxim Pozdorovkin
Producer:Joe Bender
Maxim Pozdorovkin
Charlotte Cook
Editor:Maxim Pozdorovkin
Matvey Kulakov
Composer:The Presidential Band
Ivan Markovsky
Filmography:Capital ('09)
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer ('13)
The Notorious Mr. Bout ('14)

Description

Our New President centers on how Russians view Donald Trump as depicted through the distorted lenses of Russian state-sponsored media and from a collage of amateur YouTube clips. From the presidential election to his first year in office, this artfully constructed documentary explores the praise and fervent support Trump has garnered from Russia and the wave of propaganda inspired by his rise.

Our New President takes audiences inside the bubble of fake news and “shock” programming that is heavily promoted in the country in order to catapult Trump into the realm of an untouchable figure of power. A maddening albeit satirical feature, Our New President is ultimately a cunning portrait of the dangers of propaganda and its influence on human perception of reality.

Director Biography

Maxim Pozdorovkin Russian filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin earned his PHD from Harvard and is a Harvard Society junior fellow. He is known for Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (’13) and Notorious Mr. Bout (’14). Our New President is his latest project.



Press

"A heady lesson in how fake news really works - and how far back it stretches." - Variety


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