festival program / Documentary Achievement Award

Fight, The


WINNER - Sundance Film Festival 2020 U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Social Impact Filmmaking

The filmmaking team behind Weiner, about the disgraced politician Anthony Weiner, turn to a more uplifting story. The Fight follows ACLU lawyers defending rights that Americans have long taken for granted. After the 2016 election, we track four cases in which the ACLU brings lawsuits against the Trump administration over abortion, immigration and LGBTQ rights. Producer Kerry Washington (Scandal) told Variety she thinks of the lawyers as real-life superheroes: "These are our Avengers."

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SilverSpot Cinema 16

SilverSpot Cinema 16

Director Bio

Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli Despress (ACE) previously collaborated on Sundance Grand Jury Winner and BAFTA nominee, Weiner (15). Together, they co-direct and executive produce the critically acclaimed Showtime docu-series Couples Therapy.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli Despres
  • Producer(s)
    Peggy Drexler, Maya Seidler
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Sean McGling
  • Composer
    Gustavo Santaolalla, Juan Luque

Film Info