KINO LORBER PRESENTS AN ALIVE MIND CINEMA RELEASE:
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE OPENS AT NEW YORK'S QUAD CINEMAS
ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14
"The best doc on addiction you'll ever see. It's thrilling, stunning, terrifying, heartbreaking & ultimately, simply staggering." - Kristen Johnston
New York, NY - February 10, 2014 - Alive Mind Cinema is proud to announce the New York theatrical release of The Anonymous People, a feature-length documentary about the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Set to open in New York City on March 14, at Quad Cinemas, the film will continue playing in other national markets where it already grossed over $210,000 since its premiere late last year.
Directed by Greg Williams, The Anonymous People features prominent people who are living publicly in long-term recovery, like former NBA star Chris Herren, award-winning actress Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From the Sun, The Exes), Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, best-selling author William Cope Moyers, former congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad - and many others. Their brave testimonies dispel long-standing clichés about addiction and recovery.
The film explores in depth how deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.
However, just like women with breast cancer or people with HIV/AIDS, a new movement has emerged - and The Anonymous People showcases the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are leading this movement and publicly sharing their stories of recovery from addiction to save the lives of others just like them.
The addiction recovery advocacy movement questions the approach the U.S. has taken in regards to addiction: criminalizing a health condition, marginalizing those impacted, and giving superficial treatment to the chronic illness of addiction. This failure has resulted in an annual price tag of over $350 billion, lost lives and disrupted families and communities.
The Anonymous People is fueling a changing conversation and community activism that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
For additional information on The Anonymous People, or to book an interview with the film's director, Greg Williams, please email Rodrigo Brandão at Rodrigo@kinolorber.com.
About "The Anonymous People":
"The Anonymous People" is an independent film written and produced by Greg Williams, owner of 4th Dimension Productions. The film is distributed in the U.S. and Canada through KinoLorber and it’s Alive Mind Cinema. The film is Executive Produced by Paul McCulley of the Morgan Le Fay Dreams Foundation, and Co-Executive Produced by John Silverman. Craig Mikhitarian served as the Director of Photography, and "The Anonymous People" was co-written and edited by Jeff Reilly with an original score from Brendan Berry. The film was also co-written by Aaron Cohen and Bud Mikhitarian who is the author of the upcoming companion book to be released later in 2014. To view "The Anonymous People" film trailer, visit: manyfaces1voice.org/#the-film. Portions of the trailer may be used for news broadcast with prior approval.
"The Anonymous People" has partnered with Faces & Voices of Recovery, the national addiction recovery advocacy organization, to drive the visibility and impact of the documentary. Together, they have launched MANYFACES1VOICE.ORG, a new, multi-media advocacy and storytelling space for people in recovery. The website provides a forum where people touched by addiction to alcohol and other drugs can join others to fuel this growing movement. ManyFaces1Voice is a collaborative campaign supported by Founding Partners and Organizational Supporters: Transforming Youth Recovery, The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, AdCare Hospital of Worcester, SilverSeal, and Value Options. To learn more about this effort please visit: http://manyfaces1voice.org/about-manyfaces1voice-campaign.php.
About Kino Lorber:
With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award® nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon and others.