The Accidental President

The Accidental President

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As America came to terms with the surprising (and for many voters, incredible) results of the presidential race of 2016, the subsequent speed of events and jam-packed news cycles meant that the usual period of reflection on what just happened did not take place. The Accidental President is British filmmaker/journalist James Fletcher’s quest for those answers. In it, he not only uncovers the detailed play-by-play from all angles on how it unfolded, but also the state of America was in which informed the outcome, what the electorate was really motivated by, and how a former game show host with an elevated understanding of the media and entertainment was able to connect with voters from all walks of life and stage a takeover of Washington D. C. — whether he meant to or not. Featuring a diverse set of fascinating contributions from both sides of the aisle, The Accidental President avoids being “Trump-bashing” film, and has instead created thinking for a much larger audience: everyone. It is an educated examination of possibly the most controversial election in modern history, and one that every future campaign must examine and understand. The Accidental President is executive produced by multiple Oscar and Emmy-winner Angus Wall (Icarus, Ava DuVernay’s 13th, Netflix’s Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, etc. )
Starring Frank Luntz, Jerry Springer, Joe Trippi
Director James Fletcher