Celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell leads the first comprehensive documentary look at self-driving cars in Autonomy. The film is a cinematic exploration of the world of automated vehicles — from their technical history to the personal narratives of those affected by them to the many unanswered questions about how this technology will affect modern society. Autonomy features interviews with industry pioneers and scenes with cutting-edge “AVs” in action around the world. Inspired by a special issue of Car and Driver, Autonomy reinforces the context of where the “car” meets the coming revolution in mobility, presenting an essential primer on the subject and how it will affect you.

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Alex Horwitz




Director: Alex Horwitz
Executive Producer: Eddie Alterman, Felix DiFilippo, Malcolm Gladwell, Alex Horwitz, Maury Postal
Producer: Christopher Boyd, Kevin Mann, Michael Mann
Cinematographer: Johnny Ching
Editor: Brett Mason
Music: Jeff Schneider
Principal Cast: Malcolm Gladwell, Eddie Alterman, Tamara Warren, Ray Magliozzi, Chris Urmson, Scott Dadich, Ernst Dickmanns, Sadayuki Tsugawa


Public Film Contact
Maury Postal
Hearst Autos
Publicity Contact
Wey Lin
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 80:00 mins