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The Fight

In Competition
B3 Biennale Official Selection
Watch in B3 Virtual Cinema
Director
Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres
Release Year
2020
Country
USA
Language
OV w/English subtitles
Film Type
Documentary
Genre
  • Documentary
Producers

Elyse Steinberg
Josh Kriegman
Eli Despres
Maya Seidler
Peggy Drexler
Kerry Washington

Distribution
Magnolia Pictures International
Special
  • In Competition
  • Running Time
    96 Min.
    Geoblocking
    • Germany only
    Rousing and slyly humorous, the film follows a group of magnetic attorneys working for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). For the first time, filmmakers were granted access to ACLU’s offices, an organization fighting on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights or voting rights. In 2017 it was the fight of the ACLU in federal court that stopped Trump’s travel ban from Muslim countries. (photo credits: Edgeline Films)

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    Elyse Steinberg, Joshua Kriegman, Eli Despres previously collaborated on the documentary Weiner, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and BAFTA nominee that was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Their critically acclaimed Showtime docu-series Couples Therapy has just been renewed for its second season. Steinberg and Kriegman made Variety’s 2016 list of "top ten documakers to watch“; Despres is a two-time nominee for a documentary American Cinema Editors Award.

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