Showtime Documentary Films Announces AMERICAN SELFIE Premiere


Showtime Documentary Films today announced the premiere of acclaimed director Alexandra Pelosi’s new film AMERICAN SELFIE: ONE NATION SHOOTS ITSELF on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET / PT. A journey through the visceral country during one of the most tumultuous years in history and chilling in its foreshadowing, the feature documentary fearlessly penetrates the heart of a nation and returns to pressing and sometimes uncomfortable truths . Show time also released the trailer and poster for the film, which is produced by Sheila Nevins for MTV Documentary films. The announcement was made by Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Show time Networks inc.

Place viewers directly in the most important events of the pLast year, Pelosi takes the pulse of the country while capture the fervor of this precise moment. Powerful and provocative, AMERICAN SELFIE raises critical questions about the glaring divisions in the way Americans feel, and asks if it is possible to ever find a way to a more perfect union. Aunthinkable dangers engulf the earth, Pelosi Courageously captures the growing tensions between warring factions that eventually spill over and erupt into street protests.

“The purpose of this film was to take a temperature of what people think of America today – to take a selfie of how America will look in 2020,” Pelosi said. “It’s an artefact of this moment in time, and I am immensely grateful to Sheila Nevins, MTV Documentary films and Show time for bringing this film to the public at such an urgent time. “

Pelosi wrote, produced and directed 13 documentaries, including Out of the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi, The Words That Built America, Meeting Donors: Does Money Speak? and Emmy® nominated Journeys with George on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. Pelosi is also an author and started his career at NBC News, as a field producer for over a decade.

AMERICAN SELFIE: A NATION TAKES OUT MTV Production Studios for Show time Documentary films. Nevins is an executive producer.

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