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Wednesday Nov 08 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Duane Andersen, Don Argott, Yung Chang, et al. 2017. USA. 104 min.

On the morning of Election Day 2016, Americans woke up and went about their lives. What did that day look like, in the hours before they learned of Donald Trump’s unexpected, earth-shaking victory?

Producer/creator (and Tribeca Film Festival programmer at large) Jeff Deutchman follows his documentary 11/4/08 with this look at the chaotic glory of American democracy from sea to shining sea. The second installment in his election film series features footage captured by some of America’s finest documentary filmmakers, as they follow 16 subjects—which include a family on O‘ahu—who span the country’s geographic, socioeconomic and political divides throughout the course of that history-altering day. As the evening wears on, and it becomes clear that the impossible was about to become reality, Trump supporters rejoice at their candidate’s surprise victory as Hillary voters come to grips with the shocking turn of events. 11/8/16 was an election unlike any other. 11/8/16 brings us back to that day with the immediacy of great nonfiction filmmaking, and shows with vibrant directness how life happens as history is being made.

Special guest: Join us for a post-screening discussion with local filmmaker Ciara Lacy, who directed the Hawai‘i portion of the film, which looks at election day from the perspective of a homeless family.

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