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Steve Bannon, Dropped By New Yorker, Is Attending Film Festivals — But They Aren’t Inviting Him

Steve Bannon, Dropped By New Yorker, Is Attending Film Festivals — But They Aren’t Inviting Him

At the Telluride Film Festival, one familiar face was nowhere to be found: Errol Morris, a member of Telluride’s board, whose documentaries tend to screen at the Colorado festival like clockwork. Morris’ latest project will instead premiere on Wednesday at the Venice International Film Festival, where it’s creating a bit of a stir. In “American Dharma,” the filmmaker confronts Steve Bannon, and the former Trump senior advisor is expected to attend the festival for the first public screening.

The news of Bannon’s arrival in Venice came on the heels of a controversy surrounding his scheduled appearance at the New Yorker Festival, which dropped a public conversation with Bannon after other participants threatened to pull out. However, Variety reports that Bannon arrived at Venice on his own, and was not a part of the festival’s official delegation. It remains unclear if he’ll attend the Toronto or New York film festivals,

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