Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

 

Year: 2018
Country: USA
Run Time: 84 minutes

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

You may have heard the term cryptocurrency by now, but unless you’re a techie, you might be wondering how it works or what it’s even for. You’re not alone. Luckily, TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN—narrated by award-winning actress Rosario Dawson—serves to sort through the confusion. This well-researched documentary chronicles the incredible rise of Bitcoin, an internet currency based on a concept known as a blockchain. Using cryptography, the information contained in records (a.k.a. “blocks”) is resistant from modification or hacking. Money isn’t the only thing this technology can be used for. The film profiles start-ups that are applying it to social causes, medical records, identification purposes, copyright claims, and even voting. While this all sounds very promising, there are still many skeptics. Some simply find it too complex and/or view it as a sly tool for criminals. Others could be rendered obsolete if blockchains replace existing infrastructure. Is the opposition for self-preservation, or are they right in characterizing cryptocurrency as an overhyped Ponzi scheme? Get the facts and decide for yourself after watching this compelling explanation of a misunderstood modern technology. —E.F.

CIFF43 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, April 01, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at 9:45 PM

Competition
Ad Hoc Docs Competition

Director

Director
Alex Winter

Alex Winter entered show business as a child actor and came to prominence starring in movies such as “The Lost Boys” and the “Bill and Ted” franchise. Winter has directed hundreds of award-winning television commercials and music videos, along with several acclaimed features and documentaries. Winter is now making “Zappa,” the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa.

Filmography
Freaked (1993), Fever (1999), Downloaded (2013) CIFF37, Deep Web (2015), Smosh: The Movie (2015), The Panama Papers (2018), TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN (2018)

Producers
Kim Jackson, Geoffrey J Clark

Cinematography
Anghel Decca

Editing
Tim Strube

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Dalad Group

Media Partners

Fresh Water Cleveland

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