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THE BRINK

Director: ALISON KLAYMAN

90 mins, USA, 2018, Digital


This film was released on Friday 12th July 2019 and is no longer screening.

When Steve Bannon left his position as White House Chief Strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post, he became free to peddle influence as a ‘kingmaker’, turning his controversial brand of nationalism into a global movement.

The Brink follows Bannon through the 2018 midterm elections in the US, while shedding light on his efforts to mobilise and unify far-right European parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 parliamentary elections.

Granted unprecedented access to her subject for more than a year, Alison Klayman adopts a vérité, observational approach, throwing back the curtain and capturing in intimate detail the world in which Bannon operates.

(Notes by David O’Mahony)

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