Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dirty Wars Trailer


http://dirtywars.org/trailer


IN THEATERS JUNE 7

Just a few months ago Dirty Wars premiered at Sundance, won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary, and then teamed up with IFC Films | Sundance Selects.

We open June 7 in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Then we play in theaters in many other cities nationwide, fromChicago to BostonNashville to BoiseMilwaukee to Tuscon. We're in Little Rock and Manhasset, Portland and Berkeley.

Watch the trailer. (It's a sizzler.) Then find a theater near you.
Also, our poster is out.

NEW YORK CITY

SPECIAL EVENT
Join Jeremy Scahill and Spencer Ackerman, two leading national security reporters, for what will surely be a lively conversation at a free public event on May 31 at The New School. Hosted by The Nation Institute.
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
40+ theaters have already booked Dirty Wars. Only the IFC Center in NYC has tickets on sale now. Members of the filmmaking team and special guests will be at the evening screenings opening weekend.

FESTIVAL NEWS

After our start at Sundance, quickly followed by True/False, it's been great to be part of the creative energy of so many festivals. Awards are nice too.

At the Boston Independent Film Festival, Dirty Wars won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

The film won the Golden Rock for Best Documentary at the Little Rock Film Festival and Jeremy Scahill won a special award for Courage in Filmmaking.

We're also heading to Mountainfilm (May 24 + 25), Seattle International Film Festival (May 24 + 25, with Jeremy Scahill in person) and the Berkshire International Film Festival (June 1) before our theatrical release June 7.

Coming up, we go global:

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL | Proud to be on opening night, June 5.

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST | We're part of the rockingest film fest on the planet. Director Rick Rowley will be at our two screenings, June 14 + 15.

NEW ZEALAND FILM FESTIVAL | Dirty Wars was one of the first films announced.

Rick Rowley and Jeremy Scahill, with Brent Renaud, co-founder of the Little Rock Film Festival.

THE BOOK

Jeremy Scahill's book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield debuted at #5 on the May 12 New York Times bestseller list and has stayed in the top 20 since then.

Read Steve Coll's analysis on drone wars and Dirty Wars in The New Yorker and watch Jeremy talk to Chris Hayes on MSNBC about his findings. Check out other reviews on our site.

Jeremy was in London last week for the launch of the book in English worldwide. For a preliminary list of planned translations, including into Spanish, French, German, and Swedish, visit Roam Agency.

The Altar of the King


The Moore tornado is a horror on par with Hurricane Katrina and Sandy. These are devastating US weather catastrophes. The enormity of them makes one realize the power of nature and the profound effects of global warming, climate change and man's contribution to it by his over-use of filthy and polluting fossil fuels. These are the red state “conservatives” that elect the most intellectually deficient leaders who do not give a damn about most of them.  They do care about their next campaign contributions to line their own pockets with cash and benefits from the oil and gas corporatists whom they serve.
I can think of NO senators who are prime examples of hypocrisy and malevolence than the know nothing hypocrite senators from Oklahoma, Inhofe and Coburn.  What runs through their ugly veins -- ice cubes and cold water?
This section of the country has the most destructive tornadoes. The town of Moore has experienced numbers of them over a decade and there were NO shelters that other communities have to protect them from the massive onslaught. They are available and can be purchased with help from FEMA -- you know FEMA the agency the Tea Baggers want to demolish? Let's see how many of them are calling for FEMA’s elimination now.
Senator Coburn of Oklahoma is a doctor who is supposed to do NO harm but voted AGAINST Hurricane Sandy relief for those people of NJ and NY who suffered so much. Now these senators want and desperately need federal help for Moore and surrounding communities. The sins of two senators will not be held against the people of Moore who have experienced this unthinkable tragedy. Senators including those from New York and New Jersey will not do to the people of Moore as these senatorial beasts did to them when they voted NO on Sandy relief.  Worse still, Coburn the Malevolent, wants to take away monies from OTHER important programs to pay for relief to the people of Moore.  It does NOT get more disgusting than that!
I urge the people of Oklahoma to realize senators like Inhofe and Coburn are NOT about them.  Most Republicans, dupe and use the middle and working classes they represent like pawns on a chess board who will be sacrificed on the altar of the corporate king!
These senators and all like them are despicable and should be thrown out in 2014.