Movie, Documentary

White Noise

Daniel Lombroso
Monday, February 22 , 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500, Eindhoven
Price: € 3.50 (Student) € 10.50 (Others)

With unprecedented access, White Noise tracks the rise of far-right nationalism and takes the viewer into the terrifying heart of the movement.

White Noise tracks the rise of far-right nationalism by focusing on the lives of three of its main proponents: Mike Cernovich, a conspiracy theorist and sex blogger turned media entrepreneur; Lauren Southern, an anti-feminist, anti-immigration YouTube star; and Richard Spencer, a white-power ideologue.

Into the heart of the movement

Directed and shot by Daniel Lombroso in his directorial debut, this film takes the viewer into the terrifying heart of the movement; explosive protests, riotous parties, and the rooms where populist and racist ideologies are refined, weaponized, and injected into the mainstream. Even as the movement breaks into the mainstream, it fractures, leaving its leaders to grapple with backlash, infighting, and self-doubt.

Shaping the direction of America

White Noise is a deeply reported journey through the underbelly of the alt-right, bringing viewers an unfiltered, clear-eyed look at a powerful extremist movement. The past four years have shown that even as the alt-right fractures and reinvents itself, the ideas it has unleashed have succeeded in infiltrating mainstream political discourse and shaping the direction of America. White Noise is essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand this urgent reality.

After the screening: live interview with the director

After the screening, we will be joined online via livestream by the director of the film, Daniel Lombroso. He has reported on the alt-right in the US since 2016, when he captured footage of Donald Trump supporters throwing Nazi salutes in celebration of his presidential victory. Quote from the director’s statement:

“As a Jewish American and the grandson of two Holocaust survivors, this question was deeply personal. (…) White Noise explores the seductive power of extremism. Hatred feels good. But the fix is fleeting. As the film progresses, the subjects reveal the contradictions at the heart of their world. (…)

Storytellers shouldn’t amplify extremist movements. They have a duty to expose uncomfortable truths. The alt-right is an imminent danger to the future of this country. For so many who feel lost or alone, these avatars of hate offer a promise: Follow us, and life will be better. White Noise shows how empty that promise is.”

Reviews

‘Lively and disturbing’ Variety.
‘A much-needed SPOTLIGHT’ The Hollywood reporter.
‘A scathing damnation of white supremacy’ Screen Comment.

SG & USE registration

Please register your participation on the spot, by scanning your student card before the start of the film at the venue. Please make sure you are registered properly, otherwise we cannot verify if you have been present.

More info about SG & USE can be found here.

Ticket information

Please note: this film is planned to be shown in Natlab, Kastanjelaan 500 in Eindhoven. Currently all cinemas are closed because of the Covid-19 lockdown. When cinemas are allowed to re-open their doors to the public again, we will include the ticket links on this web page.