The New Americans: Gaming a Revolution

"The New Americans" takes us on a wild meme-driven ride to meet the founders of Reddit and WallStreetBets, crypto fanatics, bored housewives, and TikTok-ers turned millionaire traders, in order to investigate the never-before-made connection between the Gamestop squeeze and the Jan 6th Insurrection. Disruptive tropes can help a disenfranchised generation to rise up against corrupt power structures. But will algorithms amplify our worst impulses, threatening the very pillars of our democracy? "The New Americans" is a mem-ified punk rock manifesto that takes us inside the “revolution game” to look at where we came from and where we’re headed on the precipice of this new era.

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Credits

Director:

Ondi Timoner

Executive Producer:

Joe Berlinger, Bahman Naraghi, Kasia Neiman, James Packer

Producer:

Ondi Timoner, David Turner

Screenwriter:

Ondi Timoner

Editor:

Jesse Gordon, Ondi Timoner

Music:

Morgan Doctor

Principal Cast:

Jaime Rogozinski , Jordan Belfort, Anthony Scaramucci, Raoul Pal, Joby Weeks, Joel Perez, Blayne Macauley, Mitchell Hennessy, Taylor Price, ProTheDoge

Additional Credits:

Production Sound: Morgan Doctor, John Rosales, Jim Robertson, Production Coordinators: Antonio Stellato, Erica Frager, Assistant Production Coordinator: Elise Dodge, Additional Editing: Anders Bramsen, Darianna Cardilli, David Timoner, Christoper Smith, Assistant Editor: Nassim El Bouhtouri, Assistant Editors: Derek Bosko, Jenny Hochberg, Joshua Tong, Ethan Davidove, Scott Noda, Ismail Rashed, Michael Vincent Siegel,Tyler Gurd, Story Producers: Jenny Hochberg, Clay Haskell, Bradley Glenn , Re-Recording Mixer: Chris Testa, Colorist: Jerimiah Morey, Music Supervisor: Otis Rachtman

Contact

Distributor:

TBD
dcturner1@gmail.com

Public Film Contact:

David Turner
Interloper Films
dcturner1@gmail.com
678.662.1577

Publicity Contact:

David Turner
dcturner1@gmail.com
678.662.1577

Details

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Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

102 mins