'A journey of political and personal discovery, the film promises to spark meaningful and reflective conversations about American political realities in the months surrounding the 2012 U.S. presidential election.' – Brian Geldin, The Film Notetaker
At sixteen, high school Class Presidents Ben, D.J., and Nick are all conservatives who plan to continue leading their peers as President someday. Over three life-changing years, they split into Republican, Democratic and Independent camps as they reconsider their lofty ambitions as each discovers what he truly believes, who he truly wants to be as an adult. For more information about the film, visit the website here.
Follow the Leader is Jonathan Goodman Levitt's first film made in the United States, after a decade working as a filmmaker based in London. His past work as director and/or producer has been shown by European broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Arte, DR, and SVT. Jonathan's company Changeworx USA LLC also has films in production with international partners in Pakistan and Chile, have received support from TriBeCa Film Institute, Center for Asian American Media, and IFP. His previous feature Sunny Intervals and Showers (Director / Producer / Editor / Camera) screened at film festivals including Sheffield, Chicago and One World and aired on the BBC Storyville documentary strand. Levitt studied social psychology, political philosophy, and studio art at Stanford, and was a Fulbright Scholar studying at the UK's National Film School (NFTS) in 1999.
This event is FREE & open to the public. A Q&A and reception with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
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