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OUTFOXED Storms Theatres

Reported by Melanie - July 30, 2004 -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beth Portello,
Friday, July 30, 2004 Cinema Libre Distribution,


JULY 30, 2004, LOS ANGELES, CA --Robert Greenwald's controversial documentary, OUTFOXED: RUPERT MURDOCH'S WAR ON JOURNALISM, will be released in theatres Friday, August 6 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

It will thereafter open in select cities across the country. The film is being distributed by Cinema Libre Distribution, which is also distributing Greenwald's UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ, opening in theatres August 20.

Since its debut on home video more than two weeks ago, OUTFOXED has sold a significant number of units via the internet while simultaneously creating noteworthy controversy among the media and public alike. Prior to its release on DVD, Center For American Progress sponsored "premieres" and Moveon.org organized 3700 ‘house parties' across the nation. The DVD has been listed as Amazon.com's bestseller for two weeks with over 145,000 hits on Yahoo. (To view the trailer: http://www.outfoxed.org/Clips.php). This week in Boston, during the Democratic National Convention, the film has been screened to consecutively sold-out audiences. Since its debut the demand for the film by theatre bookers and other distribution companies, as well as the current political climate, have combined to prompt Cinema Libre to bring the film immediately to theatres in major metropolitan areas.

The film examines how media empires, such as Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations assuming control of the public's right to know. "I am amazed at the response to OUTFOXED all across the country", says Greenwald. "In order to meet the demand from those searching for a fair and balanced film, I am pleased that Cinema Libre Distribution is arranging for theatrical distribution. And thanks to theatre owners around the country, people will experience OUTFOXED in the magic of movie theatres. We will provide free admission to anyone working at FOX news who wishes to see an accurate and truthful assessment of the Fox News Network." Cinema Libre Distribution will work with theatre partners to offer special group rates for grassroots organizations to be posted at www.outfoxed.org.

Philippe Diaz of Cinema Libre Distribution says, "We've had the privilege of collaborating with Robert to break all the rules in distribution, by changing the order of traditional distribution practices, and working with grassroots organizations like MoveOn.org to create new forms of promotion which are not usually part of the movie world. Not only is Robert a master of challenging our beliefs, he is also a great innovator." OUTFOXED will open August 6 in New York at the Quad, in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Fairfax and in San Francisco at the Roxie. In addition to OUTFOXED and UNCOVERED, Cinema Libre Distribution will also be handling limited theatrical releases for Greenwald's "UN series" including UNPRECEDENTED and UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

About Cinema Libre Distribution - http://www.cinemalibrestudio.com/
Cinema Libre Distribution is the theatrical and home entertainment division of Cinema Libre Studio (CLS), an entertainment production and distribution group. Worldwide operations include: Cinema Libre Productions, the production entity for feature, documentary and animation films, whose principals have produced over 15 films worldwide,
Cinema Libre Studio, a 6,500-square foot facility with digital and film post production services, Cinema Libre International handles foreign sales and co-production.