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Saturday, June 15
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Breaking the West

Directors

Bridget Hunnicutt, Eddie Stafford

Producers

Bridget Hunnicutt, Mike Gehman, Eddie Stafford

Editor

Mike Gehman

Cinematographer

Eddie Stafford

The ambitious son of a Russian oligarch attempts to become the first Russian pop star to make it big in the West. Just as his dream seems within reach, accusations that he helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election turn his life and dream upside down. Caught in one of the biggest international political scandals of all time, Breaking the West follows him as he tries to manage his story while protecting his father, their global business empire, and his musical ambitions.

Co-director, Breaking the West

Bridget Hunnicutt is a documentary filmmaker based in Washington, DC. She has directed and produced factual content for major platforms, including HBO, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, Vice News, Animal Planet, and more. In her prior role as Senior Vice President of Development and Production at National Geographic Channel, Hunnicutt launched hit series, including Locked Up Abroad, Brain Games, and Dog Whisperer. She played a key role in commissioning and overseeing hundreds of documentaries, including acclaimed documentaries such as Inside 9/11, the Academy Award-nominated Trouble the Water, and Russia’s Toughest Prisons.

Co-director, Breaking the West

Eddie Stafford has been creating nonfiction content for the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 for over twenty years. He has worked on Inside a Cult (National Geographic Channel), which garnered critical acclaim and eventually led to the arrest and conviction of the cult’s leader. Eddie also writes, directs, and produces popular comedic series in the UK, including the multi-award-winning situation comedy Meet the Richardsons (BAFTA-nominated).