Showtime released the official trailer for The Kingmaker, the new documentary film from Emmy(R) winning director Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles), that centers on the indomitable character and controversial political career of Imelda Marcos.
The Kingmaker, recently named to the DOC NYC Short List, debuted at the Venice Film Festival in August and traveled the festival circuit to sold out houses with premieres at the Telluride Film Festival, TIFF and Camden International Film Festival. The film will continue to play at festivals across the country before opening in theaters at The Quad in New York City and Laemmle’s Royal Theater in Los Angeles. on Friday, November 8.
Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines with intimate access the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, the Marcos family’s comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.