The YouTube Effect

Coming to Kanopy August 2023

Faculty, Staff, and Students: watch for free now until May 19.

Kanopy, in partnership with Drafthouse Films, is proud to premiere The YouTube Effect. Register for an exclusive screening followed by a live Q&A with director Alex Winter.

Director Alex Winter explores the ascension and acceleration of YouTube, a video-sharing website that started with humble origins and has gone on to change how we experience the world. With exclusive access to some of YouTube’s biggest stars, the film presents an eye-opening and troubling look at the platform now so powerfully embedded in our lives. 

Watch the trailer

Exclusive Screening + Live Q&A
with director Alex Winter

Thursday, May 18
4:00pm EDT / 1:00pm PDT

You are cordially invited to a one-night special event hosted by Kanopy—a pre-theatrical viewing of The YouTube Effect, followed by a live Q&A with filmmaker Alex Winter. Please also invite colleagues and friends who may want to take this deep, thoughtful dive into the ubiquitous site that has changed how we experience everything around us.