Alison Klayman

Alison Klayman is the director of The Brink, a verité documentary about Steve Bannon, which is in select theaters through Magnolia Pictures from March 29. Klayman’s directorial debut Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, about the Chinese artist and activist, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded a US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance. The film was released theatrically around the globe and shortlisted for the Academy Award. Her other films include The 100 Years Show (theatrical run at Film Forum) about Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera, the Netflix Original Take Your Pills (SXSW 2018) and the upcoming short Flower Punk, about Japanese artist Azuma Makoto. She also executive produced the award-winning documentaries Hooligan Sparrow and On Her Shoulders.

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Humans That Are Just Humans (Or Why I Made a Documentary About Steve Bannon)

By Alison Klayman | March 29, 2019

Humans That Are Just Humans (Or Why I Made a Documentary About Steve Bannon)

Documentarian Alison Klayman on how family history informed the decision to direct her latest film, The Brink.