Source: Filmmaker Magazine
This past fall, the stage was perfectly set for the release of Errol Morris’s latest documentary, “American Dharma.” An Oscar-winning director takes on Steve Bannon, perhaps the most controversial figure of the Trump presidency. The film nabs Oscar-season festival premieres at Venice and Toronto, and it’s an acquisition title launching during one of the hottest documentary markets in a decade.
On Twitter, excited fans declare, “Can’t wait!” while the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and several other major press outlets all publish interviews with Morris where he sets up the project as a portrait of Bannon’s “bullshit,” “incoherent” ideology.
Yet despite all the buzz, “American Dharma” remains without distribution three months after its premiere. After the film was warmly embraced at IDFA in the Netherlands, Morris told Filmmaker Magazine, “Still nothing, although there are a few post-midterm nibbles.”
While it sounds like a distribution deal will be announced by early next year, with both interest in the U.S. and especially in international markets, what happened to one of the season’s most anticipated documentaries?
Read the story at Filmmaker Magazine.
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