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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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