In honor of the 4th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Acronym TV host and producer Dennis Trainor Jr. has shared his acclaimed documentary on the Occupy movement, American Autumn: An Occudoc, with the public to view or download for free. You may support Trainor’s work by making a donation here.
Written, Produced & Directed by Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Associate Producer, graphics & Editor: AJ Russo
Shot by Dennis Trainor, Jr, Kevin Egan, Asher Platts
Original Score: Goldi Guerra & Michael Lawrence-Yanicelli
Additional music: Fugazi
American Autumn had it’s world premiere on June 26, 2012 at the Indie Screen Cinema and Bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn and enjoyed a commercial run at The Quad Cinema in NYC (September 28 – October 4, 2012).
American Autumn was an official selection and screened at over a dozen film festivals including the following:
New Filmmakers New York 2012
Twin Cities Film Festival 2012
Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival 2012
New Hampshire Film Festival 2012
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2012
Montana CINE International Film Festival 2012
Louisville’s International Festival of Film Critical Selection 2012
Orlando Film Festival 2012
Eugene International Film Festival 2012
Occupy The Film Festival 2012
(American Autumn) is calm and smart, offsetting its stridency with discussion, music, even humor, while issuing a call to arms.-The New York Times
American Autumn impresses most where many docs disappoint, expanding its scope without short-changing the wider subjects it covers.-Variety
This is not amateur hour. This is a movie as well made as any Hollywood blockbuster.-MichaelMoore.com
… this necessary and informative documentary looks at the faces behind the Occupy Wall Street movement… it is an effective, and heartfelt, clarion call.-New York Daily News
An impassioned celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement.-The Hollywood Reporter
“Dennis Trainor, Jr, is no outsider, but a gonzo journalist at these events.”-FireDogLake.com
The first feature length documentary on the Occupy movement with a theatrical release is also a critically acclaimed work.
In this gripping first-hand account of the Occupy Wall Street movement, filmmaker and former high school teacher Dennis Trainor Jr. takes an inside look at how a New York-based protest against corporate greed and economic inequality in the autumn of 2011 sparked a full-scale street revolution that continues to send shock waves through the American political system.
Trainor weaves commentary from organizers, activists, and leading progressive thinkers with riveting street-level dispatches from New York’s Zuccotti Park, Washington DC, and beyond. The result is a passionate and clear-eyed look at a movement founded on the core belief that the American political and economic system should “place human need above corporate greed” and do something about growing inequality.