United States 2017, 120 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

It’s already here: the first social revolution of the Internet Generation, led by bright, well-spoken young people convinced that any government is by definition exploitative, and that total liberty includes the freedom to do bad things. American Cody Wilson, inventor of the 3D-printable gun, and Amir Taaki, the Brit who helped develop Bitcoin in hope of toppling today’s economy, are predictably persecuted by the authorities on both sides of the pond. In this troubling—if not infuriating—film, they join forces in a new project. Even Julian Assange has a hard time categorizing these two anarchists. In their world, there is no Left and Right, and your image is as important as your goal.

Previous Festivals: Sundance, CPH: DOX

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  • Fri 12.05 22:00 Cinemateque 2
  • Fri 19.05 20:30 Cinemateque 4
Director & Script: Adam Bhala Lough
Production: Lucy Sumner, Alex Needles, Brent Stiefel, Greg Stewart
Production Company: Alldayeveryday
Editing: Jay Rabinowitz, Alex Lee Moyer
Cinematography: Christopher Messina
Music: Clint Mansell

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Adam Bhala Lough is an award winning American film director, producer and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut at the age of 23 with Bomb the System (2002), nominated for a Spirit Award for Best First Feature it put him on Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 Indie Filmmakers to Watch list. His follow up WEAPONS (2007) starred a young Nick Cannon and Paul Dano and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Adam switched gears to Documentary soon after and directed The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry narrated by Academy Award Winning actor Benicio Del Toro (2008) and the critically acclaimed and highly controversial Lil Wayne documentary The Carter (2009). Despite being banned from release The Carter has been listed among the greatest music documentaries of all time in NME, Rolling Stone, Complex and many other publications. Adam’s recent films include The Motivation and its sequel on pro-skateboarder Chris Cole (2013 and 2015) and Hot Sugar’s Cold World (2015), a doc/narrative hybrid produced with David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Rough House Pictures. In addition to feature work Adam has also directed music videos for an eclectic group of artists including MF DOOM, Lil B the Based God and Ariel Pink. He lives and works in Los Angeles and sits on the Sundance Diversity committee and is a frequent mentor at the Sundance Native and Latino screenwriter’s labs. His movies are driven by his obsession with storytelling, music and images and a deep love and curiosity for people.