The election will be over in six days, but this cycle has been unprecedented in so many ways — most of them bad — that it’s likely to take years of hindsight and any number of books and movies to fully understand. Jeff Deutchman will start that process with “11/8/16,” a documentary he’s producing that will be directed by a huge group of directors that includes David Lowery, Lena Dunham and Yung Chang. The Orchard will both fund and produce the project, which is being executive produced by Dana O’Keefe, Brad Navin, Paul Davidson and Danielle DiGiacomo.
More than 30 filmmakers total will document Election Day, from early morning until the polls close and the results are announced, in a follow-up to Deutchman’s earlier “11/4/08.” “This election has started to feel like it is testing the outer limits of the American Experiment and Election Day will be the climax. I am thrilled and honored to be working with so many of my favorite filmmakers to create a time capsule and portrait of America at this bizarre moment in time,” said Deutchman in a statement.
Other directors taking part are Daniel Junge, Eugene Jarecki, Martha Shane, Lana Wilson, Peter Gilbert, Margaret Brown, Alison Klayman, Alma Har’el, Bassam Tariq, Don Argott, Sheena Joyce, Donal Mosher, Douglas Tirola, Henry Joost, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Michael Tucker, Petra Epperlein, Sterlin Harjo and Vikram Gandhi. “11/8/16” is set to be released in early 2017 by the Orchard.