Briarcliff Amusement has obtained the North American theatrical rights to “Gabby Giffords Will not Back Down,” the new documentary film from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen (“RBG,” “My Name Is Pauli Murray”).
The movie is set for a nationwide theatrical release on July 15. CNN Films, which generated the task with Time Studios, continue to retains the broadcast legal rights and will display the film on CNN later this calendar year.
“Gabby Giffords Will not Back again Down” tells the tale of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her inspiring rise in the Democratic occasion just before she was shot in the head following an assassination endeavor on her lifestyle in 2011. The movie demonstrates her lengthy street to restoration, her potent bond and love with her partner, astronaut Mark Kelly, and earlier mentioned all, her ongoing fight with the mental language affliction aphasia brought on by her mind injuries.
West and Cohen’s movie premiered to acclaim at past month’s SXSW Movie Festival and has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie arrives from producer Lisa Erspamer, Sam Jinishian and govt producers Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films. Ian Orefice and Alexandra Johnes of Time Studios and Oren Jacoby of Storyville Films are also executive producers of the movie.
“Julie and Betsy have designed an educational, provocative and entertaining movie, a true recipe for accomplishment. ‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down’ is a movement photograph for the ages and a much more than deserving adhere to up to Julie and Betsy’s Award-successful film RBG,” Tom Ortenberg, Briarcliff Amusement CEO, stated in a statement. “Gabby Giffords’ tale is 1 that requirements to be found by as many people as possible and we are honored to be partnering with the filmmakers, CNN and Time Studios in bringing it to audiences everywhere.”
“We are so thrilled to do the job with Briarcliff Leisure to get Gabby Giffords’ phenomenal story out into the world in a major way. Gabby is the hard functioning, dragon slaying, 80’s hits-singing, recumbent bicycle-driving hero we all require appropriate now. We just cannot wait around for audiences to tumble in appreciate with her as considerably as we have,” co-administrators Betsy West and Julie Cohen said.
“Working along with Gabby and Mark to deliver their story to fruition has been a labor of enjoy and one particular that fosters hope. I could not be prouder to be connected with this complete workforce and searching ahead to doing work with Briarcliff Leisure to convey this movie to the masses,” Erspamer explained.
The deal was negotiated by Briarcliff’s Tom Ortenberg and by CAA Media Finance and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.
See TheWrap’s job interview with the filmmakers out of SXSW right here.