The U.S. distribution rights for Finding Joe, Patrick Takaya Solomon’s documentary on Joseph Campbell, have been picked up by Balcony Releasing.
Finding Joe, set for a theatrical release on September 30 in Los Angeles, with a national rollout to follow, takes a look at how American mythologist and writer Campbell (A Hero with a Thousand Faces) remains relevant today.
The film features interviews with a wide range of subjects, including Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk, Rashida Jones, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Robin Sharma, Catherine Hardwicke, Sir Ken Robinson, Akiva Goldsman and more, as well as enactments of classic tales by a group of kids. In bringing these elements together, the film navigates what Campbell called “The Hero’s Journey.”
In a joint statement Balcony Releasing’s Greg Kendall and Connie White said, “Joseph Campbell’s resonant teachings deal with essential elements of the art of storytelling, drawing from the ancient to make connections to current culture while offering practical insights on how this knowledge may be applied to daily life.
“Heady stuff to be sure, but have no fear: This is a fun, well-made movie that marries deep ideas to breezy enactments, resulting in a very satisfying cinematic experience. We are nothing less than delighted to be involved.”