Alec Baldwin says the American Dream isn’t working for young Americans.
“I think this generation is the first generation that’s making peace with the fact that the American Dream is devolving,” he stated.
The actor says that more and more people are not attaining the standard of living that people associate with the U.S. His new film exposes the dark side of the American Dream in its portrayal of a legendary ‘80s-era auto magnate.
The hybrid documentary “Framing John Delorean,” adds new insight to the mysterious former General Motors exec, who founded his namesake DeLorean sports car in the ‘70s. By the ‘80s, DeLorean’s career was derailing when he was caught up in a drug trafficking scandal. He was ultimately found not guilty but DeLorean Motors filed for bankruptcy.
The film mixes Baldwin’s dramatic portrayal with archival newsreels and photographs, plus testimonials from DeLorean’s children. While several filmmakers have previously tried telling DeLorean’s story, this is the first and only feature about him.
20 years ago, Baldwin says he received a call from DeLorean before his death asking Baldwin to portray him.
“Framing John DeLorean” premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Baldwin says the film comes as young American’s values and definitions of success are radically shifting.