Our Brand Is Crisis

Film/Video

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Our Brand Is Crisis

Rachel Boynton, 2005

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, June 30, 2006 7 PM
Sat, July 1, 2006 7 PM

"An absurdly funny, sometimes horrifying, frequently revelatory documentary."--Stuart Klawans, The Nation

This fascinating new documentary calls into question the American brand of democracy when applied to elections and governments around the world.
Our Brand Is Crisis follows a team of American political consultants, including James Carville and Jeremy Rosner, as they strategize to help a struggling candidate in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. Echoing D. A. Pennebaker's The War Room, the film provides a fly-on-the-wall account of the machinations behind the campaign of Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, a wealthy, American-educated businessman who is unpopular with voters in part because of the policies of his earlier 1993–97 presidency. (87 mins., video)

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

The Wex is closed Thu, Dec 25, and Thu, Jan 1, but our galleries will be open Fri, Dec 26, through Tue, Dec 30, 10 AM–8 PM. Learn more about our holiday hours here.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."