Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
The Great Hack
NAME OF FILM: THE GREAT HACK
DIRECTOR(S): Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim
STARRING: Carole Cadwalladr, David Carroll, Brittany Kaiser
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: If you’ve ever received a perfectly-timed targeted ad and thought your phone must be listening in on you, run, don’t walk, to this movie. There is a worldwide battle for information about you, and the only way to arm yourself is through knowledge, which is what this revealing and often terrifying data mining documentary delivers in spades. Starting with the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, Oscar-nominated filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim (The Square) dive deep into the hows and whys of corporations amassing mountains of personal data from people around the world.
AFI DOCS revealed its full slate of films for the 2019 festival with women dominating selections. This year’s Centerpiece film will be AMERICAN FACTORY, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Rooftop Films announced the feature films selected for 23rd Summer Series. Films include Brittany Runs a Marathon, celebrated playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Sundance smash.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.