Monday, October 29

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Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin

Film Details: 77 minutes, 2018, USA, color, in English and Russian with English subtitles, DCP

Winner of a Special Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary Editing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Winner of the Stanley Kubrick Award at the Traverse City Film Festival. Official Selection of CPH:DOX.

Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin will attend in person for discussion!


About the Film:

The story of Donald Trump’s election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, it is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that reveals an empire of fake news and the tactics of modern day info.

About the Director:

Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning director and producer based in New York City. He is the director of three feature-length documentaries and numerous short films, including The Notorious Mr. Bout, Pussy Riot: a Punk Prayer, and Capital. Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University and was a junior fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows.

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About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

Staff Pick: Greg