Sundance: Steve Bannon Documentary ‘The Brink’ Acquired by Magnolia (Exclusive)
Magnolia Pictures has acquired “The Brink,” a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Steve Bannon, the controversial advisor to President Donald Trump.
The film follows Bannon as he tries to export his fiery brands of populism and nationalism beyond the borders of the United States.“The Brink” is directed by Alison Klayman, a filmmaker best known for “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” a 2012 look at the Chinese artist and activist.
The sale was announced prior to “The Brink’s” debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.Klayman was able to get what is being billed as “unprecedented access” to the conservative activist and former Breitbart head.
In press materials, the studio said that the film “employs a vérité approach that aims to expose Bannon’s tactics, including his relationship with the media.” Magnolia plans to release the film theatrically this spring.Last year, Bannon was the subject of “American Dharma,” a documentary by
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