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CINEMATHEQUE AT HOME

Gimme Some Truth Presents: Totally Under Control

Available to rent Nov 3 - 24
Directed by Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan & Suzanne Hillinger
2020, USA, 123 min

This title is available to rent via Cinematheque at Home. This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic with 50% of all sales supporting our theatre.

At this moment 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. From July 15 to August 31, the death toll was running at an average of 1000/day. That’s double the number of those who perished on 9/11 every week. Americans are increasingly enraged by a lack of clear leadership, endemic political corruption and left to wonder how did the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world manage to fail so thoroughly in its response to a global pandemic? With damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Gibney and his collaborators Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, expose a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership. It will be a generation before we know the full extent of the damage wrought by this pandemic, but Totally Under Control will stand as the definitive account of the Trump administration’s incompetence, corruption and denial in the face of this global pandemic.

Gimme Some Truth Presents is sponsored by Telefilm Canada & IATSE 856 Manitoba.

Reviews

A methodical, devastating account of the American government’s malfeasance and failure to act from the top down...Testimonials from civilian whistleblowers turn out to be some of the movie’s most powerful.
- Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
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