WHO IS ALEX JONES? Is he a dangerous lunatic or a patriotic hero? Does he even believe the things he says? Everyone has a strong opinion. And per usual in today’s America, both sides cannot agree on the basic facts. Alex’s War is an unprecedented close examination of this guarded, mythic figure, and the story of the fracturing of the American narrative—through the eyes of this man who helped break it. Building around Jones’ first ever independent long-form interviews, behind-the- scenes footage from his studio and rallies, and full access to the Infowars archives, acclaimed director Alex Lee Moyer (TFW NO GF, SXSW, 2020) traces the twenty-five year rollercoaster of a career that brings him to the manic election in the winter of 2020 – a moment Jones sees not just as the culmination of his lifelong mission, but the decisive point in the fate of humanity. Director Alex Lee Moyer joins us for a conversation on the importance of not shying away from who Alex Jones is, where he came from, why he is so appeals to so many and the importance of understanding the political maelstrom that birthed him.
About the filmmaker – In 2020, director, producer, screenwriter, editor Alex Lee Moyer made her debut as a director with the independent low-budget documentary TFW NO GF— which became the sleeper hit of SXSW, going viral in a week-long Amazon COVID run that attracted both widespread acclaim and controversy. Critics called it “memorably unnerving,” “a layered, fascinating exploration of a subculture,” and even “the defining documentary of our generation.” Alex’s War (2022) is Moyer’s second documentary feature film.