New York City Premier on June 6 2018
On June 6th, we hosted a screening followed by a lively discussion by the film's protagonists Jonathan Katz and Toby Horowitz. It was an exciting moment to share the film with some of Jonathan and Toby's closest friends and the general NYC public. Watch the video below to see some of their reactions.
Swiss Cinema Premier October 4
A Campaign of Their Own will open in Swiss cinemas on October 4th and play in the following towns: Geneva, Lausanne, Sainte-Croix, Oron, and Neuchatel!
70th Locarno Film Festival - Selection Panorama Suisse
Tuesday August 8th at 11 am - FEVI
Panorama Suisse is an independent section within the Locarno Festival. The films are selected by a commission with representatives of the Solothurn Film Festival, SWISS FILMS and the Swiss Film Academy.
Panorama Suisse presents 10 current Swiss films such as festival successes, audience favorites and films that have not yet been released in theaters. Film lovers from all over the world have the opportunity to discover current Swiss filmmaking in its own dedicated section at the Locarno Festival.
International Premier July 3 at 15:30 (!!!!)
Second screening July 4 at 17:00
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president struck the world like a thunderbolt, especially given that for months the media had taken Hillary Clinton’s victory for granted. Partaking of the Direct Cinema documentary style, A Campaign of Their Own tells the story of the loyal supporters of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the Democratic primaries. It shows that Sanders voters, in all their diversity, were not just representatives of the various branches of the American Left with their specific complaints, but they embodied the general frustration regardless of party preference at the breakdown of representative democracy. Subtly engagé and skillfully incorporated into a stylistic frame, the film presents a newly-inflamed radical skepticism towards political representation in the United States, which fundamentally influenced November’s election and even the tone of American society as a whole.
- Martin Hornya (KVIFF programmer)
"Lionel Rupp and Michael David Mitchell probe the heart of a real America, inhabited by people who still want to believe in a future built on equality."
"By following Bernie activists who are not afraid to speak their minds and give it all for their champion of social ideals, the film shows a political community in the USA that we don't often hear about in Europe."
Avec "A Campaign Of Their Own", Lionel Rupp présente son premier long-métrage documentaire dans le cadre de la compétition "Longs métrages" de la 48ème édition du festival International de cinéma Visions du Réel à Nyon. Lionel Rupp y suit Jonathan Katz, activiste américain et partisan de Bernie Sanders, se sentant laissé pour compte par le parti démocratique et par la non-prise en considération de Bernie Sanders qu'il voit comme le seul espoir dʹune Amérique sous la menace de Donald Trump. A voir les 22 (14h) et 23 avril (10h) à la Salle Communale. Le festival Visions du réel est à suivre du 21 au 29 avril 2017.