The Brink

Directed by Alison Klayman
2018
USA
92 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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US filmmaker Alison Klayman takes on the challenge of documenting controversial figure Steve Bannon in the year following his departure from the White House.

In the autumn of 2017, the co-founder of Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica, and former Chief Strategist for Trump, headed to Europe on a mission to promote ‘the global populist movement'. Klayman (Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry, SFF 2012) tags along, a fly on the wall, observing his tactics. Bannon meets with right wing leaders and holds court with politicians, donors and supporters – frequently disarming them with his affability and persistence. Klayman skilfully reveals the man's duplicitousness, defusing his questionable charm with her camera lens. In doing so, she provides us with an understanding of his methods. Don't they always say it's better to know your enemy?

'The Brink' demonstrates that…films can document their beliefs without validating them, and instead expose the humanity — both good and bad — that drives their behaviour and burnishes their so-called authority.
Todd Gilchrist, thewrap.com
'The Brink' shows a salesman tirelessly peddling poison door to door and knowing it's only a matter of time before someone lets him in.
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

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Sat 8 June
12:45pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Sun 9 June
8:45pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Alison Klayman
Producer
Marie Therese Guirgis, Alison Klayman
Cinematographer
Alison Klayman
Editor
Brian Goetz, Marina Katz
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Politics & Economics, Biography
Company Credits
World Sales: Magnolia Pictures
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