Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, October 30:
ALT-RIGHT: AGE OF RAGE
Adam Bhala Lough
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Ji.hlava, AmDocs, Poland’s American Film Festival
An investigation into the rise of hate groups under the current presidential administration.
Responding to the emboldening of right-wing radicalism by the ascension of Trump, Lough began following alt-right leaders, as well as the groups fighting against them, eventually basically honing in on two diametrically opposed subjects. On the alt-right, Richard Spencer, the head of white supremacist think tank National Policy Institute, and on the left, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, part of radical left activist organization Antifa. While others weave in and out of this provocative film, these two are the ideological opponents with which Lough spends the most time, culminating in a disturbing, in-the-moment experience of Charlottesville. While not able to, nor attempting to, bring much of a conclusion to the proceedings, the film offers valuable contest and a potent exposé of the beliefs and practices of the alt-right and its continuing deleterious impact on American society.