Briarcliff Enjoyment has obtained the North American theatrical legal rights to “Gabby Giffords Will not Back again Down,” the new documentary film from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen (“RBG,” “My Identify Is Pauli Murray”).
The film is established for a nationwide theatrical launch on July 15. CNN Films, which created the undertaking with Time Studios, nonetheless retains the broadcast rights and will show the film on CNN afterwards this calendar year.
“Gabby Giffords Won’t Back again Down” tells the tale of previous Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her inspiring rise in the Democratic social gathering just before she was shot in the head pursuing an assassination try on her lifetime in 2011. The film demonstrates her extended street to recovery, her sturdy bond and adore with her spouse, astronaut Mark Kelly, and over all, her ongoing fight with the psychological language situation aphasia introduced on by her brain damage.
West and Cohen’s film premiered to acclaim at previous month’s SXSW Movie Festival and has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie comes from producer Lisa Erspamer, Sam Jinishian and government 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 government producers of the movie.
“Julie and Betsy have made an insightful, provocative and entertaining movie, a genuine recipe for success. ‘Gabby Giffords Will not Back Down’ is a movement photo for the ages and a extra than worthy stick to up to Julie and Betsy’s Award-profitable film RBG,” Tom Ortenberg, Briarcliff Enjoyment CEO, mentioned in a statement. “Gabby Giffords’ story is one particular that wants to be viewed by as a lot of individuals as feasible and we are honored to be partnering with the filmmakers, CNN and Time Studios in bringing it to audiences almost everywhere.”
“We are so psyched to do the job with Briarcliff Enjoyment to get Gabby Giffords’ phenomenal story out into the entire world in a large way. Gabby is the difficult doing the job, dragon slaying, 80’s hits-singing, recumbent bike-using hero we all need to have right now. We can’t wait around for audiences to drop in appreciate with her as a lot as we have,” co-administrators Betsy West and Julie Cohen stated.
“Working together with Gabby and Mark to carry their story to fruition has been a labor of like and a person that fosters hope. I couldn’t be prouder to be associated with this complete team and hunting forward to doing work with Briarcliff Enjoyment to deliver this movie to the masses,” Erspamer said.
The offer was negotiated by Briarcliff’s Tom Ortenberg and by CAA Media Finance and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.
See TheWrap’s interview with the filmmakers out of SXSW right here.