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Film will live stream at the link above on August 18 @ 7pm

Directed by: James Kaelan & Blessing Yen

Runtime: 61 min

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Rated: R

Language: English

Film Type: Dramatic

Format: Live Stream


Post-film Q&A with the film's directors.

After moving to San Bernardino for a new job, Billy Reynolds finds himself drawn into the orbit of an alt-right militia. And unwittingly, he begins to record the process of his radicalization on his phone. After a fatal shooting one night, Billy’s videos wind up as evidence in a murder trial. But the footage tells only part of the story.

Shot entirely on vertical iPhone and called “one of the most polarizing and controversial” immersive works to debut at Slamdance 2019, James Kaelan and Blessing Yen’s America the Beautiful walks the line between reality and fiction, drawing the audience deep into the maelstrom of our current political moment.

Official Selection:

2019 Slamdance Film Festival

Featured, Live Stream

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT