Virtual Screening Details:
Streaming Period: Tues. March 16, 7pm - Fri. March 19, 7pm (sales end 2 hrs before; no grace period after 72-hour window expires).
Available for Viewing throughout the United States
Zoom Conversation: Wed. March 17, 6:30pm with Director Jesse Dylan and Producer Priscilla Cohen (link emailed 1 hour before)
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About The Film
Billionaire activist, philanthropist, and financier George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Famous for betting against the Bank of England in 1992 and making a billion dollars in one day, he is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the right for daring to tackle the world's problems and putting his money behind his fight—from free elections and freedom of the press to civil rights for minorities.
As biographical documentaries goes, the film isn't an objective portrait—but also doesn't aspire to be. Using his unprecedented access to the man and his inner circle, director Jesse Dylan, follows Soros across the globe and pulls back the curtain on his personal history, private wealth, and public activism to pose the question: Is Soros the lightening rod misunderstood? Revealed is a complicated maverick whose experience as a Hungarian Jew during the Holocaust gave rise to a lifelong crusade against authoritarianism and hate: from fighting apartheid in South Africa to aiding democratizing forces in the Soviet Union and, lately, helping COVID-19 relief efforts.
An official selection of the 2019 Telluride Film Festival.
||Director Jesse Dylan is a prolific director, immersive storyteller, and visionary problem-solver. Jesse has dedicated his career to telling the stories of some of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations including Barack Obama's YES WE CAN video, The Clinton Global initiative, XPrize Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, The Columbia School for Journalism, The Getty among others. His mission is to inspire passion, engage, and motivate people to take action. He is the son of singer Bob Dylan.
||Producer Priscilla Cohen has created award-winning content that is both socially responsible and visually compelling, bringing an authentic and compassionate voice to each new project. In 2008 she worked alongside filmmaker Jesse Dylan to produce the Emmy-Award winning YES WE CAN video on behalf of then-candidate Barack Obama. Prior to working with Dylan, Cohen was a film executive at several companies including Miramax, Geffen Pictures, and Robert Redford's Wildwood Productions. Some of the films that she worked on include: INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, and WITHIN THE WHIRLWHIND, which won the European Time For Peace award. She also served as director of The Performing Arts Program at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and has a background in the performing arts, having worked at several Off-Broadway venue including The National Theater Institute, the Padua Hills Playwrights' Festival, and The Magic Theater.
Director: Jesse Dylan
Running Time: 86m
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