The film’s director, Bennett Miller (Moneyball), edited together a diverse group of Americans talking in six-second clips about their vision of the country.
In true art house style, the film rolls with no fanfare toward an anticlimactic push to reelect Obama.
Norton told Buzzfeed that Obama’s top campaign adviser, David Axelrod, reached out to him in July asking him to consider new ways filmmakers might get involved in the 2012 campaign.
Norton previously produced the HBO documentary "By the people: The election of Barack ObamaBarack ObamaA closer look at McCain's proposed defense budget Scarborough: Missed opportunities in Trump’s inauguration speech Juan Williams: Ethics cloud hangs over Trump MORE" in 2009.
"I had been having a conversation with friends about how frustrating it was to see the conversation reducing politics to a gladatorial [sic] wrestling match,” Norton told Buzzfeed.
No wrestling matches are to be found in Norton’s film.
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