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In a wonderful development for moviegoers in and around New York, as well as the lifeblood of documentary filmmaking itself, a new home dedicated to non-fiction cinema has opened its doors. Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film, located at 87 Lafayette Street in Chinatown, hosts premieres, directories, masterclasses, family programs, and more. As the theater – an evolution of DCTV’s Documentary Production and Film Education Centers founded in 1972 – opens its doors, we are thrilled to exclusively launch their theatrical bumper.

Kicking off with Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes The American Dream and Other Fairy Taleswhich explores the deep crisis of inequality in the United States, their upcoming lineup also includes that of Reid Davenport I didn’t see you thereNina Menkes’ Brainwashing: Sex-Camera-Poweras well as works by Ondi Timoner, Sky Hopinka, etc.

The space includes a fixed 67-seat theater (with wheelchair and companion seating), ADA-accessible, offering 4K projection, 7.1 surround sound and interactive features to connect audiences around the world , with adjoining concessions and event space.

See the exclusive bumper below.

Firehouse: DCTV cinema for documentary film is now open. See schedules and get tickets here.

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Opening of the Firehouse Theater dedicated to documentary films in New York https://taking-sides.com/opening-of-the-firehouse-theater-dedicated-to-documentary-films-in-new-york/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:05:00 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/opening-of-the-firehouse-theater-dedicated-to-documentary-films-in-new-york/ The Midtown Manhattan Community Television Center celebrated the opening of the media arts center’s 67-seat nonprofit theater, Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film, on Tuesday. The only theater in New York City dedicated to showing documentaries, Firehouse is an official Oscar-eligible theater that will screen first-run films and curated programs. On Sept. 23, Abigail Disney […]]]>

The Midtown Manhattan Community Television Center celebrated the opening of the media arts center’s 67-seat nonprofit theater, Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film, on Tuesday.

The only theater in New York City dedicated to showing documentaries, Firehouse is an official Oscar-eligible theater that will screen first-run films and curated programs.

On Sept. 23, Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes’ self-released “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales,” about America’s growing inequality and improved pay for Disneyland cast members, will be the first docu to play at the Firehouse cinema. The week-long screening will serve as the film’s qualifying run in New York. Disney is expected to appear in person for the weekend Q&A opener.

Abigail Disney, Jon Alpert and Kathleen Hughes attend the Firehouse DCTV Documentary Film Cinema Dedication Ceremony. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

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At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Disney said, “It takes courage to poke a big mouse in the eye, and you (Firehouse) do it from the start.”

Located in an iconic fire station in Manhattan’s Chinatown, the Firehouse Cinema was funded by the state and the city of New York. The project was conceived more than two decades ago and lasted about two years.

Co-founded in 1972 by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Jon Alpert (“Life of Crime 1984-2020”) and his wife, documentary producer Keiko Tsuno, DCTV has been supporting documentary filmmakers for 50 years. The documentary center helps produce non-fiction projects and hosts community screenings, discussions, youth media and continuing education programs.

“It’s the temple of documentary cinema,” Alpert said at Tuesday’s ceremony. “For years, documentaries didn’t get the respect they deserved. It’s a time when documentary films flourish, and it’s a place to meet members of the documentary community to truly honor all the documentary filmmakers we have.

Alpert and Tsuno are the co-executive directors of the organization. Dara Messinger, DCTV’s longtime programming director, will oversee the theater’s first-run and curated programming.

“I’m thrilled to champion all the different types of filmmakers doing new and exciting work,” Messinger said. “I want to diversify the number of creators and the different perspectives that we can show in the documentary. I like having a space where people can see things they can’t see anywhere else. And even though they can see films that we show elsewhere, they can come here and be part of a community and share this space together.

After screening “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales,” Firehouse will host exclusive first-run documentary series, including two Sundance 2022 non-fiction films: Reid Davenport’s “I Didn’t See You There,” on the daily life from the perspective of the disabled filmmaker, and Nina Menkes’ “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power”, an examination of the male gaze through the history of cinema.

In addition to first-run films, Firehouse will also host specialty programming throughout the year. This fall will feature special events with documentarians including Laura Poitras, Barbara Kopple, Stanley Nelson and Jessica Kingdon. Additionally, this fall, a Firehouse-based series titled “Better Together” will feature documentary shorts from Vimeo and New York-based production houses including Field of Vision and Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.

Firehouse will be the official New York host for the Intl. The Documentary Association’s DocuClub, the organization’s work-in-progress screening series, as well as IDA’s biennial Getting Real documentary conference.

Later this year, in homage to DCTV’s 50-year history, a ‘DCTV @ 50’ directory series will feature DCTV productions, including the early work of founders Alpert and Tsuno.

“Documentary form continues to evolve in new and exciting ways,” Messinger said. “The work we project at Firehouse will present a plethora of perspectives that challenge power and ways of seeing and understanding.”

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National Geographic Documentary Films Releases Trailer for THE FLAGMAKERS from Oscar-Winning Co-Director Cynthia Wade and AFI Docs Award-Winner Sharon Liese | Company https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-releases-trailer-for-the-flagmakers-from-oscar-winning-co-director-cynthia-wade-and-afi-docs-award-winner-sharon-liese-company/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:08:33 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-releases-trailer-for-the-flagmakers-from-oscar-winning-co-director-cynthia-wade-and-afi-docs-award-winner-sharon-liese-company/ WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 16, 2022– Today, ahead of its world premiere at the Camden International Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films released the official trailer and poster for MARKERSa short documentary from award-winning co-directors Cynthia Wade (“Freeheld”) and Sharon Liese (“Transhood”), and announced NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo as executive producer. MARKERSa meditation on the American dream, […]]]>

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 16, 2022–

Today, ahead of its world premiere at the Camden International Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films released the official trailer and poster for MARKERSa short documentary from award-winning co-directors Cynthia Wade (“Freeheld”) and Sharon Liese (“Transhood”), and announced NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo as executive producer.

MARKERSa meditation on the American dream, follows the workers of the nation’s largest manufacturer of American flags and poles, including the refugees and immigrants who risked everything to come to the United States.

“When we first entered this Midwestern flag factory made up of immigrants, refugees and locals, we immediately saw that it would be an ideal setting to explore the layered and deeply nuanced relationships that Americans have with our flag and our country,” Wade said. and Liese.

“As an immigrant myself, I find this film incredibly personal and a deeply moving testimony to those who call this country ‘home.’ Each of these inspirational people has overcome adversity and challenges in their lives and brings these unique experiences and stories to life in creating the American flag,” said Antetokounmpo.

Eder Flag, owned by its employees in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, sews and ships five million American flags a year. Flag makers – locals, immigrants and refugees – sew stars and stripes as they struggle with identity and belonging. Sewing manager Radica, a Serbian immigrant, believes that every flag has a soul. Ali, an Iraq war survivor, learns to use a sewing machine after arriving in the United States just 90 days ago. Midwest-born Barb’s genuine friendships with fellow immigrants belie her staunchly conservative beliefs. SugarRay, a black man born and raised in Milwaukee, reflects on his complicated relationship with this country. Each considers: What does the American flag represent in a changing nation and world, and for whom? MARKERS is an intimate glimpse into the people whose hands make our country’s most recognizable icon.

MARKERS will have a limited qualifying theatrical run in Los Angeles, followed by a robust festival run and streaming premiere later this fall. In addition to Antetokounmpo, the film is produced by Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington, Mark Gordon, Ben Forkner, Pamela Ryckman, Sylvia Golden, Jenna Segal, Jayne Sherman and Deborah C. Van Eck.

National Geographic Documentary Films recently released Sundance Film Festival winners “Fire of Love” and “The Territory.” Previously, the banner released the Academy Award-winning, BAFTA- and seven-time Emmy-winning film “Free Solo,” as well as the Academy Award-nominated film “The Cave.” In 2021 they released “Becoming Cousteau”, “Fauci”, “The First Wave”, “The Rescue” and “Torn”. Other critically acclaimed films include Ron Howard’s “Rebuilding Paradise”; Sundance People’s Choice Award winners “Science Fair” and “Sea of ​​Shadows”; Emmy winners “LA 92” and “Jane,” both of which were included in the top 15 documentaries considered for an Oscar in 2017; and winner of the Dupont Prize “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis”.

About National Geographic Documentary Films

National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world documentary feature films that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the world’s best documentary filmmakers. National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society. Deepening knowledge and understanding of our world has been National Geographic’s primary purpose for 133 years, and now we’re committed to going further, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers…and reaching people. million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages ​​every month like we do. NGP returns 27% of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About the administrators

Cynthia Wade (director/producer)

Cynthia Wade is an Oscar-winning director who recently directed three episodes of “Gutsy” on Apple TV+, starring Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. Cynthia’s TV documentaries include “Grit” (Emmy® nominee, PBS), “Mondays at Racine” (Oscar nominee, HBO), “Freeheld” (Oscar winner, Sundance winner, HBO), “Born Sweet” (Sundance winner, Oscar nominee), “Shelter Dogs” (HBO), “Grist for the Mill” (Cinemax), “Growing Hope Against Hunger” (Emmy Winner, PBS), “Generation Startup” (Netflix) , “Living the Legacy” (Sundance Channel). His short fiction “Sproutland” is currently on the festival circuit. She directs television commercials and films, including “Selfie” (Clio winner, Sundance Institute) and “Mommy Wars” (Similac). She has won more than 60 awards from film festivals around the world. She is currently directing and producing a four-part series for Netflix.

Sharon Liese (director/producer)

Sharon Liese is an acclaimed director and producer best known for putting her finger on the Zeitgeist. His films include “Transhood” (HBO); award-winning documentary feature ‘The Gnomist’, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, won 14 awards and garnered 16 million views on CNN’s ‘Great Big Story’ platform; “Fight for the First” (“Meet The Press” Film Festival); and “Selfie” (Clio winner, Sundance Institute). Sharon has also created and directed documentary series for television, including “Pink Collar Crimes” (CBS), “High School Confidential” (WeTV, Gracie winner), as well as executive producer and showrunner of series on Discovery, MTV , OWN and for life. She is currently directing and producing a four-part series for Starz.

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National Geographic Documentary Films Releases Trailer for THE FLAGMAKERS from Oscar-Winning Co-Director Cynthia Wade and AFI Docs Award-Winner Sharon Liese https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-releases-trailer-for-the-flagmakers-from-oscar-winning-co-director-cynthia-wade-and-afi-docs-award-winner-sharon-liese/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:08:00 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-releases-trailer-for-the-flagmakers-from-oscar-winning-co-director-cynthia-wade-and-afi-docs-award-winner-sharon-liese/ gIannis AntetokounmpoNBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks, joined the project as an executive producer Trailer start here Key Art Start Here WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, ahead of its world premiere at the Camden International Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films released the official trailer and poster for MARKERSa short documentary from award-winning co-directors Cynthia […]]]>

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WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, ahead of its world premiere at the Camden International Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films released the official trailer and poster for MARKERSa short documentary from award-winning co-directors Cynthia Wade (“Freeheld”) and Sharon Liese (“Transhood”), and announced NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo as executive producer.

MARKERSa meditation on the American dream, follows the workers of the nation’s largest manufacturer of American flags and poles, including the refugees and immigrants who risked everything to come to the United States.

“When we first entered this Midwestern flag factory of immigrants, refugees and locals, we immediately saw that it would be an ideal setting to explore the layered and deeply nuanced relationships that Americans have. with our flag and our country,” Wade said. and Liese.

“As an immigrant myself, I find this film incredibly personal and a deeply moving testimony to those who call this country ‘home’. Each of these inspiring people has overcome adversity and challenges in their lives. and bring those unique experiences and stories by creating the American flag,” Antetokounmpo said.

Eder Flag, owned by its employees in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, sews and ships five million American flags a year. Flag makers – locals, immigrants and refugees – sew stars and stripes as they struggle with identity and belonging. Sewing manager Radica, a Serbian immigrant, believes that every flag has a soul. Ali, an Iraq war survivor, learns to use a sewing machine after arriving in the United States just 90 days ago. Midwest-born Barb’s genuine friendships with fellow immigrants belie her staunchly conservative beliefs. SugarRay, a black man born and raised in Milwaukee, reflects on his complicated relationship with this country. Each considers: What does the American flag represent in a changing nation and world, and for whom? MARKERS is an intimate glimpse into the people whose hands make our country’s most recognizable icon.

MARKERS will have a limited qualifying theatrical run in Los Angeles, followed by a robust festival run and streaming premiere later this fall. In addition to Antetokounmpo, the film is produced by Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington, Mark Gordon, Ben Forkner, Pamela Ryckman, Sylvia Golden, Jenna Segal, Jayne Sherman and Deborah C. Van Eck.

National Geographic Documentary Films recently released Sundance Film Festival winners “Fire of Love” and “The Territory.” Previously, the banner released the Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, seven-time Emmy-winning film “Free Solo” and the Oscar-nominated film “The Cave.” In 2021 they released “Becoming Cousteau”, “Fauci”, “The First Wave”, “The Rescue” and “Torn”. Other critically acclaimed films include Ron Howard’s “Rebuilding Paradise”; Sundance People’s Choice Award winners “Science Fair” and “Sea of ​​Shadows”; Emmy winners “LA 92” and “Jane,” both of which were included in the top 15 documentaries considered for an Oscar in 2017; and winner of the Dupont Prize “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis”.

About National Geographic Documentary Films

National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world documentary feature films that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the world’s best documentary filmmakers. National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society. Deepening knowledge and understanding of our world has been National Geographic’s primary purpose for 133 years, and now we’re committed to going further, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers…and reaching people. million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages ​​every month like we do. NGP returns 27% of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About the administrators

Cynthia Wade (director/producer)

Cynthia Wade is an Oscar®– award-winning director who recently helmed three episodes of Apple TV+’s “Gutsy,” featuring Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. Cynthia’s TV documentaries include “Grit” (Emmy® Nominated, PBS), “Mondays at Racine” (Oscar nominee, HBO), “Freeheld” (Oscar, Sundance, HBO), “Born Sweet” (Sundance, Oscar), “Shelter Dogs” (HBO), “Grist for the Mill” (Cinemax), “Growing Hope Against Hunger” (Emmy Winner, PBS), “Generation Startup” (Netflix), “Living the Legacy” (Sundance Channel). His short fiction “Sproutland” is currently on the festival circuit. She directs television commercials and films, including “Selfie” (Clio winner, Sundance Institute) and “Mommy Wars” (Similac). She has won more than 60 awards from film festivals around the world. She is currently directing and producing a four-part series for Netflix.

Sharon Liese (director/producer)

Sharon Liese is an acclaimed director and producer best known for putting her finger on the Zeitgeist. His films include “Transhood” (HBO); award-winning documentary feature ‘The Gnomist’, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, won 14 awards and garnered 16 million views on CNN’s ‘Great Big Story’ platform; “Fight for the First” (Film Festival “Meet The Press”); and “Selfie” (Clio winner, Sundance Institute). Sharon has also created and directed documentary series for television, including “Pink Collar Crimes” (CBS), “High School Confidential” (WeTV, Gracie winner), as well as executive producer and showrunner of series on Discovery, MTV , OWN and for life. She is currently directing and producing a four-part series for Starz.

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contacts

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dish Communications – Amy Grey, amyg@dishcommunications.com
National Geographic Documentary Films – Tiffany Malloy, malloy@tiffical.com

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The Pryor Center Presents ‘Reporting for Arkansas: The Documentary Films of Jack Hill’ https://taking-sides.com/the-pryor-center-presents-reporting-for-arkansas-the-documentary-films-of-jack-hill/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/the-pryor-center-presents-reporting-for-arkansas-the-documentary-films-of-jack-hill/ Photo submitted Jack Hill Papers, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences kicks off the 2022-23 season of Pryor Center Presents at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, with a discussion by Dale […]]]>



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The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences kicks off the 2022-23 season of Pryor Center Presents at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, with a discussion by Dale Carpenter and Robert Cochran of their book recently published, Reporting for Arkansas: The Documentary Films of Jack Hill. This event is co-sponsored by University of Arkansas Press.

Reporting for Arkansas is a recovery and reissue from journalist and documentary filmmaker Jack Hill’s pioneering Little Rock production company, TeleVision for Arkansas. His best films reflect a passion for Arkansas history and a determination to report important events from a local perspective.

This presentation will feature Hill’s 2004 film, do what was right, about the 1954 public school desegregation in Charleston. Chaplain Reverend Sylvia Bell, who attended the Charleston school in 1954 and appeared in the film, will join Carpenter and Cochran on stage.

Carpenter taught broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking at the university for a quarter of a century. His documentary films have aired nationally on PBS and have won seven regional Emmy Awards. Carpenter also served as a cameraman on numerous Jack Hill documentaries, including do the right thing.

Cochran is an English professor and director of the Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies at the U of A. He is currently finishing a book on Charles Portis. Cochran edits the Arkansas Character series for U of A Press, including Reporting for Arkansas is the fourth volume.

Pearl’s Books will have copies of the book available for sale at the Pryor Center.

This event will be held in person and via Zoom. If you would like to attend virtually, please register in advance with an email address associated with a Zoom account. Registration is not required for in-person participation.

The Pryor Center is located at 1 E. Center St., Suite 120. The event is free and open to the public, and parking is available in Fayetteville Square.

Upcoming events at the Pryor Center

Visit our website at pryorcenter.uark.edu for more information on upcoming events.

Monday, September 19 — 6 to 7 p.m. at the Juke Joint Exhibit in the Pryor Center Atrium
“From Juke Joints to Jacobin Literature: Arkansas Vernaculars and the Making of Southern Fiction”

Tuesday, September 27 — 6-7 p.m.
“Natural election: does my vote count?”

Thursday, Oct. 6 — 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
OLLI class: “Summit with Brummett” Register with OLLI to attend

Wednesday, Oct. 12 — 6-7 p.m.
The Pryor Center Presents “Race, Labor and Violence in the Delta”

Wednesday, Oct. 26 — 6-7 p.m.
One Book, One Community – Keynote with Angeline Boulley, author of Daughter of the Fire Keeper

Thursday, October 27 — 7-8:30 p.m.
“The National Buffalo River – The Next Fifty Years”

Wednesday, November 16 — 7 p.m.

“Prelude to War: A film screening and discussion”
Please see the online guide to this exhibition and related events for more information: https://uark.libguides.com/AATH

Wednesday, December 14 — 46 p.m.
OLLI Course: “Dog Mind” Register with OLLI to attend

About the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History: The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is an oral history program whose mission is to document the history of Arkansas through the collection of spoken memories and visual records, to preserve the collection at life and to connect Arkansans and the world to fundraising through the Internet, television shows, educational programs and other means. The Pryor Center records audio and video interviews about Arkansas history and culture, collects recordings from other organizations, organizes those recordings into archives, and provides public access to archives, primarily through the pryorcenter website. uark.edu. The Pryor Center is the state’s only oral and visual history program with a seventy-five county statewide mission to collect, preserve and share audio and moving image recordings of the Arkansas history.

About Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires Venice Sensation BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT as Film Crew Arrive in Telluride https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-acquires-venice-sensation-bobi-wine-the-peoples-president-as-film-crew-arrive-in-telluride/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-acquires-venice-sensation-bobi-wine-the-peoples-president-as-film-crew-arrive-in-telluride/ TELLURIDE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the highly anticipated arrival of Bobi Wine at the Telluride Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films has announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to BOBI WINE: THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE (which premiered in Venice under the working title Bobi Wine: President of the Ghetto) from directors Moses Bwayo and Christopher […]]]>

TELLURIDE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the highly anticipated arrival of Bobi Wine at the Telluride Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films has announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to BOBI WINE: THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE (which premiered in Venice under the working title Bobi Wine: President of the Ghetto) from directors Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp. The Venice Film Festival sensation of two-time Oscar-winning producer John Battsek has been hailed by Screen Daily as an “intimate portrait of a hugely engaging figure that also serves as a sobering warning about the seeming impossibility of democratic change in a dictatorship”.

Born in the slums of Kampala, Wine, Ugandan opposition leader, former MP, activist and national superstar musician, is risking his life to fight the ruthless regime led by Yoweri Museveni. Museveni has been in power for 35 years and amended Uganda’s constitution to allow himself to run for another five-year term.

Present in the country’s presidential elections in 2021, Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu) uses his music to denounce the dictatorial regime and support his life mission of defending the voiceless. In this fight, where he is joined by his wife Barbie, he must also face the country’s police and army, who are not afraid to use violence and torture in an attempt to intimidate him and make him shut up, he and his supporters.

National Geographic documentary films will be deployed BOBI WINE: THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE at global festivals throughout the year and will hit theaters in 2023.

The film will screen Sunday morning, September 4 at 9:00 a.m. MT at the Nugget Theater in Telluride, and festival-goers will be treated to a unique performance by Wine Sunday night downtown.

The film’s working title comes from Wine himself, a term he used to describe his unlikely rise to fame and the opportunity to make a difference for the people of Uganda, where he has now dedicated his life to being. a champion for inclusive government and an advocate for all the people of Uganda.

“My people, the people of Uganda, know my journey through music, politics, imprisonment and torture, but this film is a microcosm of my country’s broader struggles under a relentless dictatorship that has operated with impunity for decades. I can’t wait for the global public to see the reality of the situation and question their leaders’ support for this regime,” Wine said.

“Bobi and his wife Barbie are unique heroes who take great personal risks to unseat and free a nation from a ruler who has been in power for 35 years,” said directors Bwayo and Sharp. “As documentary filmmakers, we are sometimes blessed with the opportunity to narrate events that can lead to transformation. We believe this is one of those occasions.

“At a time when the most basic human rights are under threat around the world, including in the United States, Bobi Wine’s activism on behalf of all Ugandans is hugely inspiring, compelling and necessary. We are honored to help bring this beautiful and important film to the world.

“There is no better home for our film. My experiences with National Geographic Documentary Films have always been the best. They match the passion and care that filmmakers bring to filmmaking in the way they market and release films. We really couldn’t be happier to have them as partners on this film,” added producer Battsek.

National Geographic Documentary Films has already released the Oscar, BAFTA and seven-time Emmy-winning film Free Solo and the Oscar-nominated film The cave. More recently, in 2021, he published Becoming Cousteau, Fauci, The First Wave, The Rescue and Torn up. Other critically acclaimed films under the banner include Ron Howard’s rebuild paradise; Sundance People’s Choice Award Winners science fair and Sea of ​​Shadows; Emmy Award Winners THE 92 and Joanwho were both included in the 15 best documentaries considered for an Oscar in 2017; and winner of the Dupont Prize Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of the Islamic State.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER SHARP:

Christopher Sharp is a director returning to the industry for the first time after working as an editor on commercials and music videos in London. He and his father were born in Uganda and, having spent his youth there, he has a love for his people and his country. He has developed a keen sensitivity for the nuances of Ugandan culture and people. He first met Bobi and Barbie in 2017, after being a longtime music fan of Wine. They became friends and he was moved not only by their extraordinarily likeable character, but also by their genuine concern for the plight of the Ugandan people.

ABOUT MOSES BWAYO:

Moses Bwayo is a Ugandan journalist and filmmaker who grew up in Mbale, Eastern Uganda. At 19, he moved to Uganda’s capital, Kampala, where he earned an undergraduate degree in journalism. He worked in the sound department of the Disney film “Queen of Katwe”, directed by Oscar-nominated Mira Nair, and completed the ADR for “A Fork A Spoon and A Knight” produced by MontBlanc. Moses has made corporate music and videos and shot short films and documentaries, including “Gamblers Like Me”, a BBC Africa Eye documentary, and “What Justice Looks Like for a Child Soldier Turned Rebel Warlord” for VICE News and fixed for ABC TV in Uganda. Moses Bwayo recently moved to Los Angeles.

ABOUT BOBI WINE:

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, is a musician-turned-politician who is the current leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the People Power Movement. Wine was born in the Mpigi district of Uganda on February 12, 1982. He grew up in the slums of Kamwokya northeast of Kampala. His mother was a nurse and his father a veterinarian and a farmer.

Wine is a singer, musician, actor and activist. He campaigned for the sanitation of hospitals, the prevention of malaria, the rights of refugees and the education of children. His songs are known as “peaceful protest” and “edutainment” (a mix of education and entertainment), focusing on the struggles of low-income people in Uganda’s ghettos and calling on young people to join the politics and change the destiny of their country. He is married to Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi, known as Barbie, with whom he has four children.

His characteristic enthusiasm for democratic discourse and the popularity he had gained through his earlier artistic and philanthropic endeavors successfully supported his transition into politics. Bobi Wine continues to lead the NUP, Uganda’s largest opposition political party, and has emerged as the main opposition leader to President Museveni’s regime.

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About National Geographic Documentary Films

National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world documentary feature films that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the world’s best documentary filmmakers. National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society. Deepening knowledge and understanding of our world has been National Geographic’s primary purpose for 133 years, and now we’re committed to going further, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers…and reaching people. million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages ​​every month like we do. NGP returns 27% of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Ventureland

Ventureland is an independent production company founded by John Battsek and his partners Kerstin Emhoff, Ali Brown and Paul Hunter.

Beginning in 1999 with the Oscar-winning “One Day in September,” which he conceived and produced, Battsek has since produced some of the most acclaimed documentaries of recent years. Notable tracks include Academy Award and BAFTA winner “Searching for Sugar Man”, Academy Award winner “Restrepo”, BAFTA winner “The Imposter”, “Eric Clapton : Life in 12 Bars”, winner of a Peabody and BAFTA award. -nominated ‘Listen to Me Marlon’, Oscar-nominated ‘Winter on Fire’ and BAFTA-winning ‘Hillsborough’. Together, Battsek and Emhoff produced Emmy-winning “The Tillman Story” and Primetime Emmy-winning “Manhunt: The Bin Laden Hunt Story.”

Some of Ventureland’s recent work includes PGA, DGA, and BAFTA-nominated “The Rescue,” two-time Emmy Award-winning “Rising Phoenix,” and Mary McCartney’s upcoming debut “If These Walls Could Sing,” which premiered in Telluride.

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Documentary films and their role in documenting Egyptian cultural heritage https://taking-sides.com/documentary-films-and-their-role-in-documenting-egyptian-cultural-heritage/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:49:14 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/documentary-films-and-their-role-in-documenting-egyptian-cultural-heritage/ By: Moustafa Kamel, Egyptian heritage researcher Documentary films have a great role in the preservation of Egyptian cultural heritage in tangible and intangible aspects, documentary film is designed to provide information about the reality of life, it is a film with a humanitarian message and derives its material of the reality of life and is […]]]>

By: Moustafa Kamel, Egyptian heritage researcher

Documentary films have a great role in the preservation of Egyptian cultural heritage in tangible and intangible aspects, documentary film is designed to provide information about the reality of life, it is a film with a humanitarian message and derives its material of the reality of life and is a means of influencing the masses and has an important role in the history of human culture.

English director Paul Rotha spoke of it as the expression of people’s lives as they actually are in a social way and in a creative way, which is a particular form of film production that is entirely dependent on reality. both in its material and in its implementation. , and is concerned with the achievement of media, educational and cultural goals, the preservation of heritage and history, and is characterized by clarity and short viewing time and targets a certain category of viewers.

It is a film that deals with and recalls a historical, cultural, political, social, economic or health event or subject, supported by photographic documents and testimonies of people living the event and is treated in a creative and attractive way.

The French directors said it was a film for travel, and the documentary film is based on realism by observing and selecting from life itself and experiencing its events, places and people around whom the subject revolves.

Characteristics of documentary films

John Grierson identified three characteristics of the documentary that must be available for the film to become a true documentary.

The documentary is based on the navigation, observation and selection of life itself

People of documentary film and its scenes choose in living reality

The material of the documentary film chooses directly from nature, without paternity

And the importance of the documentary film in that it communicates a message in a simple and quick way, because it is a group presentation medium, so the single spectacle is watched by a large number of people and has significance for us to experience the ancient archaeological places, customs, traditions, beliefs, folk knowledge, folk literature, traditional crafts, folk arts and vocabulary of other people’s culture, as it documents human treasure such as The tent documentary film by director Hashim Al-Nahhas, he documented the lives of ancient tent craftsmen (applied arts.)

At the end of this article, we will analyze a documentary film to form a common front on the importance of documentary films and their role in documenting Egyptian heritage.

Documentary films have types among which: the educational documentary film which helps the teacher to explain his subject to the students, there is a scientific documentary film in which he discusses scientific subjects, whether medical, health or environmental, a training documentary film which explains certain skills in the dissemination of artistic culture among workers and farmers, and an orientation documentary film which provides information on a particular subject in a purely academic way, and the current affairs documentary which covers the current events, and the social documentary film is faithful and the director chooses a certain social issue and approaches from several different aspects

And a documentary film on advertising such as tourism advertising and the introduction of projects, whether artistic, practical or cultural, such as the film Egypt Civilization, which had the artist Khaled Al-Nabawi in it.

Now is the time to discuss and analyze the documentary film Khan Al-Khalili directed by Abdel Moneim Shukri, a film which is on YouTube for anyone who wants to see it?.

In the foreground of this film, in front of us appears the Abu Al-Dahab hospice and the Al-Azhar mosque, and in a circular movement of the camera, Hussein square and its majestic minaret appear to us in a distant shot in where the whole scene is seen from afar with a soundtrack accompanying a resentful Siham Al-Deeb voice-over and provides a separate commentary on why Khan Al-Khalili is called by that name, and folk tales and stories which revolved around this place, and the most famous traditional crafts of leather, metalwork and Arab carpentry of Modulation on the arc and the compositions of the mashrabiya because the director successively offered and sprayed the leather then the director us took them to train bow swimming from a workshop where the skilled craftsman appears with his student to learn the secrets of this craft from him, then he offered the process of assembling the beads of the rosary with thread, pu is presented the metalwork of silver and copper er and the decorative methods of Engraving and downloading silver on copper and then concluded his film by showing a selection of artists’ cultural products The film ends with a layered sound of playing handcrafted instruments that he showed in the film to become an artistic symphony that expressed those traditional crafts He was expressing those traditional crafts in historic Cairo.

I am happy to talk together about the opinions we have discussed in this article on documentary films and their role in documenting Egyptian heritage, and to analyze the documentary film Khan Al-Khalili.

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MTV Documentary Films Unveils Full Listing and Trailer for Ondi Timoner’s ‘Last Flight Home’ (EXCLUSIVE) https://taking-sides.com/mtv-documentary-films-unveils-full-listing-and-trailer-for-ondi-timoners-last-flight-home-exclusive/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/mtv-documentary-films-unveils-full-listing-and-trailer-for-ondi-timoners-last-flight-home-exclusive/ MTV Documentary Films has embarked on new projects about an all-female Afghan robotics team, a #MeToo crime story, an imprisoned mural artist, and a community of disabled children in Pakistan. The documentaries join a slate that includes Ondi Timoner’s Sundance title “Last Flight Home,” which will screen at Telluride this week in a rare double […]]]>

MTV Documentary Films has embarked on new projects about an all-female Afghan robotics team, a #MeToo crime story, an imprisoned mural artist, and a community of disabled children in Pakistan. The documentaries join a slate that includes Ondi Timoner’s Sundance title “Last Flight Home,” which will screen at Telluride this week in a rare double festival act.

“Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison”, “Anastasia” and “Favorite Girl”.

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The fledgling division, which was nominated for an Oscar for the film “Ascension” earlier this year, was created in 2019 by legendary HBO Documentary Films boss Sheila Nevins and ViacomCBS execs Liza Burnett Fefferman and Nina L Diaz. Nevins was with HBO for 38 years and won 34 Emmy Awards during that time. His credits include “Citizenfour”, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”, and “Paradise Lost”.

The premium slate spans four feature documentaries and six shorts (full details below), with Timoner’s “Last Flight Home” serving as the centerpiece. A number of these projects will be positioned by MTV Documentary Films as candidates for the awards.

The “Dig!” The director’s acclaimed film follows her family’s journey as they say goodbye to their ailing father, who chooses to end his life through assisted suicide. Timoner’s recent films include the opioid crisis documentary “Coming Clean” (2020) and the scripted feature “Mapplethorpe”, about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (2018).

Elsewhere on the slate, David Greenwald’s “Afghan Dreamers” follows the members of an all-female robotics team from Afghanistan as they struggle to succeed in international competitions, while battling their male-dominated culture and the threat of the regime. Taliban. The group was evacuated last fall after the Taliban invaded Afghanistan.

Another feature-length documentary, “Art & Krimes by Krimes,” centers on artist Jesse Krimes who, while locked up for six years in federal prison, secretly creates monumental works of art, including a painting 30 foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel and newspaper.

Meanwhile, ‘The Fire That Took Her’ is produced by Oscar-nominated Julie Goldman and details the historic case around Judy Malinowski, then 31, who was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex. – crazy boyfriend. She was one of the first people to testify “from beyond the grave” during the trial for her own murder.

The shorts include “As Far As They Can Run”, a truthful portrait of disabled children in rural Pakistan who have been deemed “useless” by their communities.

Diaz and Burnett Fefferman, co-directors of MTV Documentary Films, said in a statement: “As we enter the third year of MTV Documentary Films, we are thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary group of filmmakers whose projects are sublime, amazed – inspiring and deeply moving.

“We never expected to have four films at Telluride and garner such a strong response to our growing roster of festivals around the world – we just can’t wait to bring these titles to audiences everywhere in theaters and on Paramount+” , they continued. .

Check out the full slate details below:

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“Last Return Flight”
Director: Ondi Timoner
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: On an unremarkable suburban street, we reunite with Eli Timoner in his final days and learn about an extraordinary life, filled with wild accomplishments, tragic losses and, above all, lasting love. His daughter Ondi shares an unforgettable and breathtaking truth tale of a courageous and joyful family in the face of both life and death.
Theatrical release: October 7 in New York, October 14 in Los Angeles

“Afghan Dreamers”
Director: David Greenwald
Producers: David Cowan, Beth Murphy
Executive producers: Sheila Nevins, Ellen Goosenberg
Logline: Members of an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan struggle to succeed in international competitions, while battling their male-dominated culture and the threat of the Taliban regime.
Theatrical release: October 28 Los Angeles

“Art & Krimes by Krimes”
Director: Alysa Nahmias
Producers: Amanda Spain, Benjamin Murray, Alysa Nahmias
Executive producers: Sheila Nevins, Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Patty Quillin, Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman
Logline: While locked up for six years in a federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art, including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, gel for hair and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece by piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in its entirety upon returning home. As Jesse’s work captures the attention of the art world, he struggles to adjust to life on the outside, living with the threat that any missteps will trigger a life sentence.
Theatrical release: September 30 New York and Los Angeles

“The Fire That Took Her Away”
Director: Patricia E. Gillespie
Producers: Julie Goldman, Chris Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: Judy Malinowski, then 31-year-old mother-of-two, was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her crazy ex-boyfriend – and was one of the first to testify from beyond the grave, at trial for his own murder. A story that lives at the intersection of true crime and #MeToo, THE FIRE THAT TOOK IT delves deep into a historical case to ask a timely question: how much must women suffer to be believed?
Theatrical release: October 21 New York and Los Angeles

Shorts

“Angola, can you hear us? Voice from a Plantation Jail »
Director: Cinque Northern
Producer: Catherine Gund
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: The story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson’s 2020 performance of her acclaimed play “The Peculiar Patriot at Angola” at Louisiana State Penitentiary, America’s largest prison plantation. The documentary examines what led to the performance being halted, the material that confronted a system and how the impact of Peterson’s visit rippled through Angola long after the record of his visit was erased by the prison authorities.

“Anastasia”
Director: Sarah McCarthy
Producers: Sasha Odynova and Sarah McCarthy
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko was arrested and held under house arrest for two years for speaking out against the government. While incarcerated, she was separated from her young daughter who died alone. As Anastasia travels across Russia by train, she comes to terms with her loss and realizes that the only way to keep fighting for freedom is to leave her homeland forever.

“Favorite Girl”
Director: Dana Reilly
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: A grandmother, mother and daughter quarantine together in a Tribeca apartment as they laugh about life over wine.

“More Than I Want to Remember” (Animated)
Director: Amy Banc
Producers: Carolyn Merriman, Mugeni
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: One night at her home in southeastern Congo, 14-year-old Mugeni wakes up to the sound of bombs. As her family scatters into the surrounding forests to save themselves, Mugeni finds herself completely alone. From there, she embarks on a remarkable solo journey around the world, determined to find her lost loved ones and uplift the Banyamulenge people. Despite unimaginable odds, Mugeni’s story is ultimately a portrait of hope, love and family bonding.

“As Far as They Can Run”
Director: Tanaz Eshaghian
Producer: Tanaz Eshaghian & Christoph Jörg
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Logline: An intimate and unflinching look at children with disabilities in rural Pakistan who have been deemed “useless” by their communities, As Far As They Can Run is a gripping portrait of truth about three young teenagers who manage to find acceptance and a place in society through sports.

“Thank you Mrs. Maravel from Rosie’s Theater Kids”
Director: Steven Cantor
Producer: Sheila Nevins, Jamie Schutz
Logline: Ten years ago, inspired by the teacher who inspired her, actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell started a school, giving public school children access to dance, music and at the theatre. This film follows five children as they pursue their stage and screen goals, learning to believe in themselves!

Check out the official poster for “Last Flight Home” below:

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Last return flight

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HBO Documentary Films Acquires Award-Winning Documentary ‘Master Of Light’ – Deadline https://taking-sides.com/hbo-documentary-films-acquires-award-winning-documentary-master-of-light-deadline/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 18:43:00 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/hbo-documentary-films-acquires-award-winning-documentary-master-of-light-deadline/ HBO Documentary Films has acquired worldwide television and streaming rights for master of lightthe award-winning SXSW film about artist George Anthony Morton, who honed his exceptional talent while serving a prison sentence. Dutch filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten directed the documentary, which was produced by Oscar-winning actor Roger Ross Williams, Ilja Roomans and Anousha Nzume. “I […]]]>

HBO Documentary Films has acquired worldwide television and streaming rights for master of lightthe award-winning SXSW film about artist George Anthony Morton, who honed his exceptional talent while serving a prison sentence.

Dutch filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten directed the documentary, which was produced by Oscar-winning actor Roger Ross Williams, Ilja Roomans and Anousha Nzume.

“I heard about George through a mutual friend who met George in New York and told me his story,” Boesten told Deadline at SXSW, where his film premiered, winning the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. “He just published a New York Times article and I read the story and was blown away by his works. And that’s where I reached out, and that’s where it started for me.

Morton “is a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison for drug trafficking. While incarcerated, he developed his unique artistry and artistic abilities,” HBO Documentary Films noted. “Since his release, he has done everything he can to challenge society’s unequal playing field and take on the white-dominated art world. Now he’s on a trip back to his hometown of Kansas City, where he’s trying to heal the broken relationship with his mother and paint the family members in the style of the Dutch Old Masters.

The HBO Documentary Films outlet adds, “Returning home forces George to confront his past in his quest to rewrite the script of his life and discover the contribution of African influences to the realist tradition.”

In a statement, Boesten commented, “As a first-time director, I am overwhelmed with the excitement of working with such an acclaimed company as HBO Documentary Films. We hope George’s story of perseverance and skill as a classical painter will resonate with all audiences.

In addition to the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, Master of Light won Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best First Feature at Sheffield DocFest in the UK

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“From the moment I saw a teaser of the film,” Williams said in a statement, “I knew Rosa’s talent and George’s story needed to be showcased to a wide audience. Seeing it come to fruition with HBO is a very proud moment for the whole team.

Master of Light is a One Story Up and Docmakers & Vulcan Productions production. Rosa Ruth Boesten conducts; the film is produced by Roger Ross Williams, Ilja Roomans and Anousha Nzume, and executive produced by Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi and Geoff Martz.

HBO Documentary Films did not reveal an expected release date for the film.

“It’s been pretty overwhelming,” Morton told Deadline of seeing his story turned into a documentary. “Because the film is so immersive in my own healing journey and my own practice… It was a great struggle, I would say, a very great struggle, but I’m honored to have this opportunity. It’s really humiliating. Being able to find light in the dark is probably the best kind of light.

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National Geographic Documentary Films and Neon Bring FIRE OF LOVE to Theaters Nationwide for Exclusive One-Night Event August 24 | New https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-and-neon-bring-fire-of-love-to-theaters-nationwide-for-exclusive-one-night-event-august-24-new/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 18:11:55 +0000 https://taking-sides.com/national-geographic-documentary-films-and-neon-bring-fire-of-love-to-theaters-nationwide-for-exclusive-one-night-event-august-24-new/ WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 23, 2022– National Geographic Documentary Films and Neon announced today that they will bring their hit film FIRE OF LOVEdirected by Sara Dosa, in theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only screening on August 24. The screenings – in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and […]]]>

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 23, 2022–

National Geographic Documentary Films and Neon announced today that they will bring their hit film FIRE OF LOVEdirected by Sara Dosa, in theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only screening on August 24. The screenings – in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and more – will be followed by a virtual Q&A with Sara Dosa and Jazz Tangcay from Variety.

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FIRE OF LOVE originally premiered in theaters in select cities on Wednesday, July 6 and rolled out nationwide throughout the summer. The film first premiered as the Day One selection of the American Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and has since played at many other prestigious festivals including New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, True/False , CPH:DOX and Doc10. After its premiere at Sundance, the film was hailed by Variety as “a spellbinding experience” and The Hollywood Reporter as “a beautifully shot, dreamily constructed portrait”. It is currently “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a rare 100% review rating. The documentary also won a long list of awards during its festival, including the Jonathan Oppenheim Sundance Editing Award, the Visions du Réel Audience Award, the Festival International du Film Animalier Best Feature Award, the Grand Prix from the Boston Independent Film Festival Documentary Jury, SIFF Special Jury Prize and many more.

ABOUT FIRE OF LOVE:

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things: each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring pair of French volcanologists scoured the planet, hunting eruptions and documenting their findings. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a volcanic explosion in 1991, leaving a legacy that has forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the film crew crafts a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the spectacular Krafft archives. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two daring explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for love.

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