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Oct 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm

White Noise

Conversation following the program with Daniel Lombroso

We’re delighted to host the NYC in-person premiere of White Noise with Director Daniel Lombroso joining us in the backyard LEAN-TO for a screening and conversation. A timely release as the election imminently approaches and The Atlantic’s first feature documentary, White Noise explores the seductive power of extremism.

One week after the 2016 presidential election, white nationalists gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate. “Hail Trump! Hail our people!” Richard Spencer said from the podium to cheers and Nazi salutes. The Atlantic’s cameras captured exclusive footage of this moment, and the clip was shared widely, on news networks and social-media platforms around the world.

This project is the result of a four-year commitment to investigating and exposing the roots of rising white nationalism in the U.S. and abroad. The result is a deeply reported journey through the underbelly of the alt-right, bringing viewers an unfiltered, clear-eyed look at extremism that cuts through the artifice and hype. This film joins the magazine’s tradition of long-form reporting on racism, from Frederick Douglass’s 1866 “Reconstruction,” to Luke O’Brien’s 2017 “The Making of an American Nazi,” to Adam Serwer’s 2019 “White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots.” The past four years have shown that even as the alt-right fractures and reinvents itself, the ideas it has unleashed have succeeded in poisoning mainstream political discourse and shaping the direction of the country. White Noise is essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand and address this urgent reality.

Lombroso will join for conversation following the film.

Screenings in The UNDO LEAN-TO are socially-distanced and open air. Seats are sold in pairs for you and someone in your pod, but we can accommodate a set amount of triples. Let us know if you have three and we’ll get you all set.


White Noise

94 min., 2020

White Noise is the inside story of the alt-right, following Richard Spencer, Lauren Southern, and Mike Cernovich as they ride a wave of racist ideas to viral fame. Even as the movement breaks into the mainstream, it fractures, leaving its leaders to grapple with backlash, infighting, and self-doubt.

94 min

Daniel Lombroso is a freelance director and journalist. For five years, he was a staff producer at The Atlantic, where he directed award-winning projects exploring Russian espionage, the Israeli settlement movement, far-right Christian media, and more. Lombroso graduated from McGill University with a degree in political science and lives in New York City. His debut feature film, WHITE NOISE, based on his four years reporting inside the alt-right, premiered at AFI DOCS in June 2020 to critical acclaim. It is the first-ever feature film by The Atlantic.

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Oct 4, 2020
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm


BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States
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