2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

BRAND: A Second Coming

Sunday, March 15
1:45PM - 3:43PM


BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min

Director: Ondi Timoner

Producer: Ondi Timoner,

Cinematographer: Svetlana Cvetko

Editor: Ondi Timoner

Additional Credits: Editors: Tim Rush, Clay Zimmerman, David Timoner, Associate Producer/Production Coordinator: Brooke Mueller, Associate Producer: Nicholas Corcorran, Assistant Editor: Alexander Hadden

Principal Cast: Russell Brand


Director/Producer Ondi Timoner won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice - for Dig! ('04) about the collision of art & commerce through the story of two bands & We Live in Public ('09) about Internet visionary, Josh Harris. Both films reside in MoMA NY. Her other features include The Nature of the Beast (1994), Join Us (2007) & Cool It (2010).

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Scott Feinstein



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