PN 22: Nanette Burstein Investigates John McAfee
“Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee” explores the murky history of the anti-virus software pioneer who moved to the jungle of Belize and lived out a modern Heart of Darkness. After his neighbor Greg Faull was found murdered in 2012, Belize police sought McAfee for questioning. He fled the country and returned to prominence this year when he sought the nomination to be President of the United States under the Libertarian Party. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein (“On the Ropes,” “The Kid Stays in the Picture”) talks with Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers at the Toronto International Film Festival where “Gringo” had its world premiere. The film will debut on Showtime on September 24.
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