“The Youtube Effect” Film Screening

Friday, Oct 27, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Garage
370 Jay Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201


Join us for an exclusive screening of "The Youtube Effect," a thought-provoking documentary directed by Alex Winter. This film delves into the remarkable journey of YouTube, from its humble beginnings to its profound impact on our world. Followed by the screening, there will be Q+A segment with Alex Winter and Jacquelyn Mason, moderated by Justin Hendrix.

The YouTube Effect had its world premiere at Tribeca in June, 2022, completed a sold-out theatrical run in July of 2023 and is now being released worldwide on digital from Drafthouse Films. We would be delighted to have you join us for this screening.

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Event Details: 
Date: Fri, October 27, 2023
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Location: The Garage, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201


Film Synopsis: In "The Youtube Effect," Director Alex Winter explores the ascension and acceleration of YouTube, a video-sharing website that started with humble origins and has gone on to change how we experience the world. With exclusive access to some of YouTube’s biggest stars, the film presents an eye-opening and troubling look at the platform now so powerfully embedded in our lives.

Alex Winter is a director, writer and actor who has worked across film, television and theater. Winter is the founder of Trouper Productions, which services his documentary work. In 2020, Winter released two new documentary feature films; Showbiz Kids, premiered on HBO to widespread critical acclaim, garnering a Critics Choice nomination for Best Score. Followed by Zappa, the first all-access documentary on the life and times of Frank Zappa. The Kickstarter campaign for this project was the highest funded documentary in crowdfunding history. Zappa was released by Magnolia Pictures to widespread critical acclaim. A Critics Pick in the New York Times, Zappa was nominated for Best Music Documentary by the Critics Choice Awards.

Jacquelyn Mason, the Director of Programs at the Media Democracy Fund, brings a wealth of experience to her role. Prior to joining MDF, she served as the Senior Investigative Researcher and Special Projects Manager at First Draft, where her research was dedicated to combatting disinformation that impacted Black and Latinx communities. Her career also includes significant contributions to projects at TED Conferences focused on information disorder, user experience research at her alma mater, New York University, and editing photography for media service organizations like Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal. With a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in Art, Media, and Technology, and a Master of Science from NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Integrated Digital Media, Jacquelyn Mason’s multifaceted background and dedication to media literacy and democracy position her as a highly accomplished leader in her field.

Justin Hendrix connects companies seeking to advance digital media technologies with university capabilities in order to drive collaborative innovation. Before joining NYC Media Lab, Hendrix was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist Group in the Americas, where he directed the Group’s innovation process, including prototyping, testing, and commercializing new digital media business concepts. Prior to this role, Hendrix directed brand marketing and communications and ran The Economist’s thought leadership events business in the Americas