New York, NY (August 21, 2013) - Screenvision announced today that in partnership with event-based theatrical distributor, Area 23a and Asphalt Films, it will release OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY in select theaters across the country in an exclusive engagement on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The screenings coincide with the 12th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Filmmaker Danielle Gardner's riveting documentary gives moviegoers a unique opportunity to experience an insider's perspective on 9/11. The film will open at the Regal Union Square in New York City on September 6, 2013. It debuted at the 2012 DocuWeeks Film Festival to critical acclaim. Tickets and additional information are available at SkyOnScreen.com.
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Operations & Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said, "Our partnership with Area 23a and Asphalt Films allows us to bring this moving documentary to audiences nationwide."
Directed by Gardner, a September 11th family member, OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY tells the story of Wall Street powerhouse Cantor Fitzgerald and its notorious CEO, Howard Lutnick, who became famous for the worst of all possible reasons; 658 of their employees were missing in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Though Cantor suffered more casualties than any other organization, their story was soon pushed aside as the media ambushed Lutnick, who went from face-of-the-tragedy to pariah within weeks. A true stranger-than-fiction account, unfolding over months and years, the film captures what it feels like to be caught in the crosshairs of history.
"OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY was created to expose the very real, mostly unknown private side to the public events of September 11th. The film inspires a strong reaction in our audiences and compelling conversation and commentary post-screenings. We are pleased that our partnership with Screenvision and Area 23a will allow for that experience and that communal conversation to take place on the anniversary itself, in forums across the country," said Gardner.
The film will show at 7 pm on September 11th in theaters across the nation. To purchase tickets, please visit SkyOnScreen.com or OutOfTheClearBlueSkyMovie.com or purchase directly from theater. In select theater locations, a moderator will guide a post-screening discussion with the audience.
The film will be playing in the following theaters on September 11th:
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Boca Raton, FL
Coconut Grove, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Red Bank, NJ
New York, NY
White Plains, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Bryn Mawr, PA
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,200 screens in 2,200+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com.
ABOUT AREA 23a
Area23a is an "event" based theatrical distribution company, co-founded by distribution specialists Richard Abramowitz and Kirt Eftekhar. The company focuses on event driven films, providing value-added distribution through alternative ways to reach audiences across the country, releasing films in convention and community centers, night clubs, casinos, libraries, museums, and college campuses, in addition to traditional venues like theaters, cinematheques and festivals. Area23a distributes award-winning films such as Dan Sturman and Bill Guttentag's SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, Michael Paul Stephenson's BEST WORST MOVIE, Gerardine Wurzburg's WRETCHES and JABBERERS, Adrian Grenier's TEENAGE PAPARAZZO , Chris Paine'sREVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR and BURN directed by Tom Putnam and Brenda Sanchez. For more information please visit: http://area23a.com/
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