"Trumped," an examination of the 2016 election and Donald Trump's rise from outside candidate to U.S. president, will close out the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on Sunday.
Filmmakers Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon, hosts of the Showtime series, "The Circus," were given access to the campaign from January through November, culling hundreds of hours of unseen daily footage for the film, subtitled, "Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time."
"We're excited to have the opportunity to show this timely documentary that reflects topics that are on everyone's minds these days," Big Sky Festival director Rachel Gregg said in a news release. "The film proves what a powerful tool documentary can be to present a nuanced look into complicated stories – and 'Trumped' is particularly impressive for its prompt turn-around!"
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The film was edited in time for a premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah last month.
Political reporters Halperin and Heilemann wrote an insider's look at the 2008 election, "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime." McKinnon is a noted campaign strategist who's worked on issues with both parties.
The screening will take place at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, followed by a Q&A with executive producer McKinnon, a campaign strategist.