Director Chris Smith
Genre Documentary
Runtime 82 minutes
Supplier Collapse Movie, LLC
Festivals/Awards Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection 2009
Release Date In theatres on November 17, 2009
DVD/Blu-ray available on June 22, 2010


From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, spanning the crises in economics, energy, environment and more. Collapse is a documentary about Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

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Michael Ruppert

Press & Articles

“****” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Single Focus: An Outsider With Doomsday Vision” - The New York Times

“'Collapse': A documentary about our scary fate” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Even in a season of apocalyptic films, these facts are really, really scary 4 Stars ” - The Globe and Mail

“Peak everything” - Montreal Mirror

“The ten best documentaries of 2009” - Chicago Sun-Times

“'Collapse': Doom’s dude” - NOW Magazine

“'Collapse' is the strangest doomsday film yet” - Los Angeles Times

“'Collapse' Director Chris Smith: 'It was all an attempt to get the audience inside Michael's head.'” - Indiewire

“'Collapse' Director Chris Smith on His New Doc and the Impending Fall of Civilization” - NYMAG

“Sounding an Alarm on Oil ” - The Wall Street Journal


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