Director's statement

Creator's Statement

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL was our attempt to dig into what led up to the 2016 presidential election—and to understand how, moving forward, things might get better or worse. Our story focuses on a man, Billy Reynolds—whom we felt we could be friends with—as he incrementally radicalizes from the ambivalent center-left to the fascist right. It was extremely important to us to be able to look at his transformation as objectively as possible, to show how vulnerable we all are to normalizing our mad new political reality.


"A hugely successful film; at once a smart, insightful, and sobering look at a politically charged America... A must see." Marina Antunes, QUIET EARTH

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"[A]n important comment on the contemporary American experience and a wake-up call to anyone who imagines that such ideas could never take root in their world." Jennie Kermode, EYE FOR FILM

Eye for Film

"This film about the changing face of America is an important one... AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL's head-on, in-your-face approach makes it something [that can't] be easily dismissed." Steve Kopian, UNSEEN FILMS

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