Our New President

Our New President atop the Old Can Factory in Gowanus on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Our New President

The Old Can Factory | Rooftop Films | Gowanus

Can you make a documentary in which nothing is true? That was the initial idea behind Maxim Pozdorovkin’s Our New President.

Rooftop Films brings the story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda in "Our New President" atop the Old Can Factory in Gowanus on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

By turns horrifying and hilarious, the film is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that reveals an empire of fake news and the tactics of modern day information warfare.

At under 80 minutes, Our New President is a brief but head-spinning immersion into an alternate universe where Hillary Clinton is cursed by an ancient mummy and Donald Trump is somehow the savior of both the U.S. and Russia, a leader whom Russians take to heart while crowing about how his election represents the most significant Russian victory since they annexed Crimea.

 

A vodka-soaked, fever-dream documenty of Donald Drumpf’s rise to power as told by Russian propaganda.

 

Thursday, August 9th
Venue: Old American Can Factory
Address: 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
8:00PM: Doors Open
8:30PM: Live Music by Eastern Blokhedz
9:00PM: Film Begins
10:30PM: Q&A with director Maxim Pozdorovkin

 

 

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