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The New Americans: Gaming A Revolution
July 15, 2023 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Feature Documentary/2023/USA/102min/Directed by Ondi Timoner
Multi-award-winning director Ondi (Mapplethorpe, We Live in Public, Dig!) Timoner’s latest documentary is a heady rush through the world of video game inspired online-culture driven investors and the worlds and algorithms around them.
In a powerful and unique movie that takes some unexpected and truly fascinating turns, she explores the individuals who have become at-home stock traders, driving markets and making money (or losing it) as if capitalism was a game and playing the markets was challenging the system.
Add in everything from late-capitalism and crypto to January 6th, fascinating interviews, and an engaged visual style, and The New Americans: Gaming A Revolution emerges as essential viewing, offering unique insights into contemporary society.
“Jean-Luc Godard, in his 1966 film Masculin Féminin, famously showcased “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola.” The New Americans is about the children of the 2008 financial meltdown and Roblox, a contradiction that feels closer to a recipe for dystopia.” – Variety