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Roadside Attractions picks up “Escape Fire”

Distribution company Roadside Attractions has acquired the U.S. rights to Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
May 31, 2012

Distribution company Roadside Attractions has acquired the U.S. rights to Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

The doc on U.S. healthcare, directed by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, will have its theatrical release on October 5. Lionsgate will hold all other rights, under its output deal with Roadside Attractions.

“Before I saw Escape Fire, I thought the problems surrounding health care were unsolvable, but the film shows that we have the power to fix this,” says Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen.

“The upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the federal mandate to buy health insurance guarantees that the health-care debate will be reignited and inserted into the 2012 election in a big way, and this important film offers solutions that need to be part of that dialogue.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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