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Variance to release “God Loves Uganda” this fall

The distributor has picked up director Roger Ross Williams' documentary (pictured) about the American Evangelical movement's ties to Africa, and will begin a theatrical roll-out in New York City on October 11.
August 30, 2013

Distributor Variance Films has acquired director Roger Ross Williams’ documentary God Loves Uganda (pictured) and will release it theatrically in North America this fall.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will begin a limited run in New York City on October 11 and expand to cinemas across the U.S. and Canada throughout the fall and early 2014.

God Loves Uganda examines the financial connections between American evangelical churches and politicians in the African country of Uganda advocating sexual immorality laws, including a controversial bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death.

“I believe there is a direct connection between the far-right elements of the religious community in America and the passage of dangerous anti-gay legislation in places like Uganda and Russia, and I believe Roger’s film expertly connects the dots between the two,” said Dylan Marchetti, president and founder of Variance Films, in a statement.

“This is one of the most important films we’ve ever released, and my hope is that God Loves Uganda will not only inspire discussion in the theater lobby, but lead to direct action when people get home.”

The doc was a coproduction between Full Credit Productions, Motto Pictures and the Independent Television Service (ITVS).

Read realscreen‘s interview with Williams about the making of the film here.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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