The New Yorker Presents

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The New Yorker Presents premiered as a special event at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2016. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on February 16, 2016, and will make available two new half-hour episodes each Tuesday throughout its first season. Stream on Amazon Instant Video here.

Synopsis

America’s most award-winning magazine comes to life in this new series executive produced by Oscar & Emmy winner Alex Gibney, Jigsaw Productions, and Condé Nast Entertainment. Premiering with ten new episodes, the series brings the pages of the magazine to life through short films based upon the reporting, fiction, humor, poetry, and cartoons that distinguish The New Yorker. The season features content from award-winning narrative directors and talent from the worlds of film, television, art, and music, and will debut provocative and insightful documentary films from America’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

From the origins of the September 11th attacks to the incarceration epidemic in America; from youth bull riders to a Mexican drag queen wrestler; from a rural nurse working with poor young mothers to a puppeteer who creates stage magic; The New Yorker Presents goes deep inside the story, illuminating moments that are provocative, entertaining, and revelatory.

The series showcases the work of celebrated non-fiction filmmakers such as Jonathan Demme, Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, Steve James, Eugene Jarecki, Jesse Moss, Dawn Porter, Lucy Walker, Chapman & Maclain Way, Roger Ross Williams, and Alex Gibney himself.

Scripted short films are helmed by established directors, such as Troy Miller, Michael Slovis, Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, as well as exciting new talents like Janicza Bravo and Teddy Blanks & Alex Karpovsky.

Performers include Tunde Adebimpe, Murray Bartlett, Alan Cumming, Jon Daly, Andrew Garfield, Brett Gelman, Paul Giamatti, Charles Grodin, Allison Price, Alia Shawkat, Hannah Simone, John Turturro, and Michaela Watkins.

The series is produced by Jigsaw Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment. Also servings as Executive Producers are Kahane Cooperman, Dave Synder, Dawn Ostroff, Michael Klein, and Henry Finder. Stacey Offman and Richard Perello serve as Co-Executive Producers. Kahane Cooperman is showrunner.

Credits


Executive Procucer
Alex Gibney

Executive Producer
Dave Snyder

Executive Producers
Dawn Ostroff
Michael Klein


Executive Producer for The New Yorker Magazine
Henry Finder

Co-Executive Producers
Stacey Offman
Richard Perello


Supervising Producer
Isaac Bolden

Cartoons by
Emily Flake

Director of Photography
Antonio Rossi

Editor
Paul Snyder

Music by
Peter Linnane


A Conversation Between God and the Man in a Football Helmet and a Speedo Who's Always Shouting Things Next to the Supermarket

Directed by
Troy Miller

Starring
Alan Cumming as God
Brett Gelman as The Man


Editor
Paul Snyder


A Conversation Between Marina Abramović & Ariel Levy

Directed by
Dave Snyder

Director of Photography
Antonio Rossi

Editor
Lindy Jankura

Music by
Mark Sanderlin
What's Motivating Hayes?

Directed by
Jonathan Demme

Director of Photography
Charles Libin

Editor
Paul Snyder

Music by
Bernie Worrell


King

Performed by
Andrew Garfield

Directed by
Dave Snyder

Written by
Matthew Dickman

Director of Photography
Joe Arcidiacono

Editor
Tim Bartlett

Producer
Robyn J. Davis

Co-Producer
Talleah Bridges McMahon

Associate Producer
Colin Culligan

Opening Title Music by
J. Ralph