Per the Los Angeles Times, “In New Radical, the archetype alluded to by the title looks to create fundamental political change by pushing for one or more of the following: an eradication of intellectual-property laws, radical free speech, fierce encryption to protect that speech, anonymous money (basically, digital currency not controlled or monitored by any government) and a general disdain for traditional legislative structures.”
All that, and the printing of 3-D guns. Cody Wilson, the inventor of the first 3-D printed gun, which he named “The Liberator,” is featured in the film, along with Amir Taaki, a major bitcoin pioneer. Even Variety was a little uncomfortable with that combination, commenting “[This] fascinating documentary about the creation of the printable gun, and the shady Bitcoin marketplace Darkmatters, reveals a controversial — and obnoxious — breed of hip outlaw anarchist.”
Now that dissent is suddenly patriotic again, the film has a shot at wider distribution in 2017. The film trailer is not yet available.