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PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With 90 days until election day, citizens need to see this film! Let the pundits fuel the politics and parse Trump's every syllable, Citizen Trump blows up the predictable headlines with a filmmaker's naked eye toward the modern world.
Writer/Director Robert Orlando locked down during Covid-19 learned Citizen Kane was Trump's favorite film, and the parallels were astonishing. Both swaggering masters of media and both claimed they stood for the working man. "Orson Welles, the boy genius of Kane, was possessing me from the grave," states Orlando.
In this cinematic feast, we witness Trump, like Kane, trying to escape unglamorous beginnings. A decades-long effort to rise as aspiring Hollywood mogul, real estate player, darling of gossip columnists, casino owner, dabbler in politics, and reality TV star. With each new stage, it was a rehearsal for his role as president.
Truth-be-told, Kane was crushed by scandal, Trump was not. He triumphed above front-page divorces, bankruptcies, unprecedented media attack and political chaos. Will the election end his star power? We won't know until November, but with the Citizen Trump film we have our looking glass.
Following a recent private screening, the audience raved:
"Through Orlando's lens we come to see and understand - politics aside - the phenomenon that is Donald Trump."
"Robert Orlando is a gifted storyteller, I highly recommend this nonpartisan exploration for viewers on either side of the aisle."
"Through its innovative use of live footage, graphic art and noir sensibility, you will never again look at the president and not see the shadow of Charles Foster Kane."
Orlando has taken on larger-than-life enigmatic figures before in his award-winning documentaries including a bombastic general in Silence Patton, a divisive Apostle Paul in A Polite Bribe, and the visionary Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II in The Divine Plan. But Citizen Trump surpasses them all in exposing a much deeper issue than politics, and that is the survival of the America identity.
As Orlando opines, "Trump knew from early on that he who controls the story controls the world, and the high myopia of public discourse blinds us to what truly matters.”