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The Intimate Look at Steve Bannon and His Global Mission to Spread Far-Right Nationalism Arrives on Digital on June 4 and DVD on June 18 from Magnolia Home Entertainment
“The year’s most urgent documentary – the one you need to see this week, not this year.” – New York Magazine
“Must-See.” – The New York Times
“Startling.” – The Washington Post
“Gripping.” – Los Angeles Times
A “fast-moving, tightly packed, at times unnerving” (The New York Times) look at Steve Bannon and his global crusade to spread far-right nationalism, The Brink arrives on digital on June 4 and DVD on June 18 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. From director Alison Klayman (Take Your Pills, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) comes the compelling story of Bannon’s journey to the political heart of our nation and the undeniable influence he possesses.
Spreading an ideology that resonates with some and ignites protest amongst others, Bannon continues to influence despite his departure from Trump’s White House. Set against a backdrop of nationwide political unrest, The Brink provides an insightful look into Bannon’s power amid the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections as he pushes his political agenda further into mainstream American culture. The Brink showcases a political strategist that the U.S. simply cannot ignore. Bannon manages to bring an entire country to the brink of irreparable political divisiveness.
The Brink will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $26.98 on June 18 and digital platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video, FandangoNOW and more, on June 4.
When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, known for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post – though some say he still has a direct line to the White House – he became free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker and market his nativist views as a global movement.
The Brink follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. To maintain his power and influence, the former Goldman Sachs banker and media investor reinvents himself – as he has many times before – this time as the self-appointed leader of a global populist movement. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.
- Additional Scenes/Interviews
- Theatrical Trailer
Street Date: June 18, 2019 Street Date: June 4, 2019
Run Time: 91 minutes Run Time: 91 minutes
Rating: Not Rated Rating: Not Rated
DVD SRP: $26.98