THE ESSENTIAL NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE RESURGING INTEREST IN AYN RAND’S EPIC AND CONTROVERSIAL 1957 NOVEL AND ITS DIRE PREDICTION FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA
Available on DVD, VOD, and All Digital Platforms
April 3, 2012
“I am challenging the moral code of altruism, the precept that man must sacrifice
himself to others, which is the present day morality.” – Ayn Rand
“Who is John Galt?,” is the question that propels writer and philosopher Ayn Rand’s epic and controversial 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged, which depicts an America in crisis, brought to its knees by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and powerful businessmen who prey on individual achievement. A far-more urgent inquiry—Is America heading for the disastrous outcome that Rand predicted?—is at the center of the remarkable new documentary AYN RAND & THE PROPHECY OF ATLAS SHRUGGED.
Directed and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Chris Mortensen (Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War, American Gangster), AYN RAND & THE PROPHECY OF ATLAS SHRUGGED explores how Rand’s book—a philosophical manifesto in the form of an epic novel—and her own philosophy of “Objectivism,” which trumpets self-interest over altruism, is perceived by many as a prescient blueprint of what is happening in America today.
Virgil Films & Entertainment will release AYN RAND & THE PROPHECY OF ATLAS SHRUGGED on DVD, VOD, and all Digital Platforms, for the first time on April 3 (prebook March 6) following its highly-publicized digital cinema premiere by D&E Entertainment in over 50 cities across the country earlier this year.