— A FUNDRAISER FOR DA'S 2020 "GET OUT THE VOTE" EFFORT —
Please join us for BREAKFAST with award winning filmmaker ALISON KLAYMAN, Director of THE BRINK (LE GRAND MANIPULATEUR) and NEVER SORRY at the home of Connie Borde.
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 newest documentary THE BRINK was theatrically released in 2019 by Magnolia Pictures. In it she takes on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, following him for over a year as he tries to promote his brand of extreme nationalism and unite the far-right anti-immigrant parties of Europe. After its Sundance premiere, Variety called the film "impeccably crafted...an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing movie." In his Critic's Pick review, A.O Scott wrote "it's a fast-moving, tightly packed, at times unnervingly entertaining documentary.”
Suggested donation is 25 EUR for this fundraiser to benefit www.VoteFromAbroad.org, and DA's 2020 voter registration efforts.
Details to make a donation will be emailed to you after RSVP. Thank you for your generous support.
Don't miss the French premiere of THE BRINK (Steve Bannon: Le Grand Manipulateur) on Sept 12, for more info click here.
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