Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee — Trailer


added: Mon, Sep 12th '16

A new Showtime documentary is exploring the controversial life of notorious software mogul John McAfee, which is the latest effort by Oscar-nominated documentarian Nanette Burstein, best known as the co-director of "On the Ropes" and "The Kid Stays in the Picture" and the director of "American Teen."

Currently screening at this year's TIFF, "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee" chronicles the rise and fall (and possible resurrection) of the software designer, who in the late 1980s made millions with his pioneering computer anti-virus company. Though decades later, McAfee's life takes an extremely dark turn when he goes on the run in Central America after becoming an alleged drug dealer and the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of his neighbor in Belize.

Though despite being branded as a deeply paranoid, gun-loving, demented yoga enthusiast, McAfee is now back in the States, trying to rebuild his reputation as a political advocate, who just recently attempted to run for President as the Libertarian Party nominee, but lost the bid to former New Mexico governor Gary (What is Aleppo?) Johnson.

"Gringo" is slated to premiere Saturday, September 24 on Showtime. Watch the trailer, above.

Documentary about the bizarre and scandalous life of tech millionaire John McAfee -- famed inventor of anti-virus software -- who goes off the grid to live in Belize, building a compound and harem, becoming a drug lord and developing an armed security force to guard himself against the police until he is a suspect in his neighbor's murder and must make a great escape.


directed by   Nanette Burstein

release date   September 24, 2016 (on Showtime)

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