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Exclusive trailer: Alexandra Pelosi’s “Outside the Bubble” for HBO

Premium cable network HBO is gearing up to launch the television premiere of EmmyAward-winning director Alexandra Pelosi’s latest documentary film Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi this ...
October 24, 2018

Premium cable network HBO is gearing up to launch the television premiere of EmmyAward-winning director Alexandra Pelosi’s latest documentary film Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi this coming Monday.

The hour-long film, which marks Pelosi’s 12th collaboration with HBO, will follow the esteemed filmmaker as she undertakes a cross-country journey – hitting all of the hot spots in a divided America – to engage in honest political and cultural conversations with fellow Americans in an effort to gain insight into other perspectives.

Outside the Bubble will follow Pelosi to Sutherland Springs, Texas, the site of the 2017 First Baptist Church mass shooting, to discuss the intersection of guns, tragedy and religion; to rural Alabama where she meets women who voted for President Trump and share their thoughts on the #MeToo movement; and to Pennsylvania, where she mingles with the coal miners who voted for Trump believing their voices would be heard to ensure their job security.

Pelosi – who directed, produced and filmed the project – also ventures to the Hurricane Harvey-devastated Port Arthur, Texas; Charlottesville, Virginia to converse about race and the visible Confederate markers prevalent in the South; and San Diego to visit the border wall and discuss immigration with activists and agents on the front line.

Sheila Nevins is executive producer on the film, with Lisa Heller serving as senior producer.

Outside the Bubble debuts Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, and will also be made available via HBO on Demand, HBO Now, HBO Go and partners’ streaming platforms.

Pelosi and HBO have previously collaborated on such documentaries as The Words That Built America, Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?, Diary of a Political Tourist, Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip and the Emmy-winning Journeys with George.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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