The Brink

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    The Brink

    Directed by

    USA

    2019

    91 min

    • English

    Documentary

    A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon's global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Alison Klayman
    Editing
    Steph Ching
    Jennifer Fineran
    Drew Kilgore
    Alison Klayman
    Music
    Ilan Isakov
    Dan Teicher
    Production
    ALIKLAY PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    MAGNOLIA PICTURES
    Alison Klayman

    Alison Klayman

    USA

    Alison Klayman was the youngest director named by the New York Times chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis on their international list of 20 Directors to Watch. Alison’s documentary work has been recognized with awards and box office success, and she also directs nonfiction series and commercials. Her debut feature AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, about the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded a US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance. It had its international premiere at Berlinale and went on to be shortlisted for an Academy Award, nominated for two Emmys, and earn Alison a DGA Award nomination and an appearance on The Colbert Report among other honors. NEVER SORRY has now been translated into over 26 languages and had major theatrical releases around the world, including on over 200 screens with IFC Films in the United States. It was also one of the highest grossing films of 2012 directed by a woman. Her documentary THE BRINK (2019) premiered at Sundance to critical acclaim. Her latest work is the documentary short FLOWER PUNK (2019).

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