'99%' Trailer: Occupy Wall Street Gets Documentary Treatment
The protest movement originating in New York City's Zuccotti Park in September 2011 gets the documentary treatment in 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film.
The doc, which counts 10 co-directors who worked on the project, traces the origins of OWS, as well as spotlighting some of the individuals who were won over by the cause. The trailer bills the film as a collaboration between 100 filmmakers nationwide.
The film, which was picked up by Participant Media, premiered at Sundance in January. In a festival review, The Hollywood Reporter's Duane Byrge described the doc as a "sympathetic assemblage of clips and opinions" from the movement.
Byrge wrote: "It is basically talking-heads filmmaking, as a slew of left-leaning intellectuals detail the economic/societal problems, transitioned by the noisy slew of indistinguishable Occupy protests."