Sundance Sensation is 99% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
“The Year’s Best Documentary” – SLATE
“A dazzling, seductive, nature-meets-romance documentary” – VOGUE
“A must-see” – AWARDS DAILY
“Deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible” – LOS ANGELES TIMES
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Geographic Documentary Films and NEON announced today that they will bring their hit film FIRE OF LOVE, directed by Sara Dosa, to IMAX screens for special screenings at select venues around the country on October 16 and 17th. These IMAX screenings offer an eye-opening new way to view the jaw-dropping footage of Katia and Maurice Krafft in Dosa’s lyrical film, in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.
Details on the special IMAX presentations include:
- In Los Angeles on Sunday, October 16 at the AMC Century City IMAX, the special screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Sara Dosa and narrator Miranda July.
- In New York on the same date at AMC Lincoln Square, co-editor Erin Casper will be on hand to speak about the film.
- And on Monday, October 17th director Sara Dosa will be joined for a Q&A by co-editor Jocelyne Chaput in San Francisco at the AMC Metreon.
- Additional screenings will be held at Regal City North in Chicago; AMC Tyson’s Corner Cinema in Washington, DC; and the AMC Boston Commons in Boston. Tickets can be found HERE.
FIRE OF LOVE was initially released in theaters in select cities on Wednesday, July 6 and rolled out nationwide throughout the summer. The film premiered as a Day One selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and has since played at many other prestigious festivals, including New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, True/False, CPH:DOX, and Doc10.
Following its Sundance premiere, the film was hailed by Variety as “a spellbinding experience” and The Hollywood Reporter as “a gorgeously photographed, dreamily constructed portrait.” It is currently “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a 99% Critics Rating. The documentary has also won a long list of awards during its festival run, including Sundance’s Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award, the Visions du Réel Audience Award, The International Wildlife Film Festival’s Best Feature Award, The Independent Film Festival Boston’s Documentary Grand Jury Prize, SIFF’s Special Jury Prize, and numerous others.
ABOUT FIRE OF LOVE:
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.
About National Geographic Documentary Films
National Geographic Documentary Films is committed to bringing the world premium, feature documentaries that cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from the very best documentary filmmakers in the world. National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 133 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
In just five years, NEON has garnered 18 Academy Award® nominations, 5 wins, including Best Picture, and has grossed over $180M at the box office. The company continues to push boundaries and take creative risks on bold cinema such as Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, which made history winning four Academy Awards®, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim Best Picture. The film, which also unanimously won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, has grossed over $53M at the domestic box office and broke multiple records. NEON has amassed a library of over 80 films with noteworthy releases including: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov’s award-winning and record-breaking Honeyland, which is the first non-fiction feature to land Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film in the same year; Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11 which grossed $16M worldwide; Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner, Titane; and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award® nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.
The studio has several projects in various stages of development and production including: The Painter and the Thief narrative remake; Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool starring Alexander Skarsgård; an untitled horror film from first-time feature director Bishal Dutta; Joshua Oppenheimer’s The End, a golden-age musical starring Academy Award Winner Tilda Swinton; the documentary, Seeking Mavis Beacon from director Jazmin Jones; Cassandra at the Wedding based on the Dorothy Baker novel; and Kitty Green’s The Royal Hotel, starring Julia Garner. Recent acquisitions and upcoming releases include; Jonas Carpignano’s sensation A Chiara; Beba, from New York Afro-Latina artist, Rebeca Huntt; Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman; and Ninja Thyberg’s daring debut feature Pleasure. NEON received 6 Oscar nominations for Flee, The Worst Person in the World and Spencer. Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s, Flee made history becoming the first film to score an impressive trifecta of Oscar nominations in the categories of Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film. The Worst Person in The World from Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier was nominated for Original Screenplay and International Feature Film; and Kristen Stewart received a nomination for Best Actress in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer.
Additional recent releases include: Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria starring Tilda Swinton; the anthology feature The Year of the Everlasting Storm; Matthew Heineman’s documentary The First Wave; Nicolas Cage starrer, Pig; Jamila Wignot’s Ailey; Gunda directed by Victor Kossakovsky; Robert Machoian’s powerful thriller The Killing of Two Lovers; Billie Eilish’s documentary The World’s a Little Blurry; Ben Wheatley’s Horror Film In the Earth; Francis Lee’s romantic drama Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; Alex’s Gibney’s documentary Totally Under Control; Max Barbakow’s Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg; and Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
Following a successful collaboration on I, Tonya in January 2018, 30WEST partnered with NEON’s Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become majority investors in the company.
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