Friday, February 18, 2011

Latest on documentary TM-whistleblowing film "David Wants To Fly"

David Sieveking, the German film director of the TM documentary/expose "David Wants To Fly," has the following news. He has given us permission to post it on TM-Free Blog. (Edited slightly for clarity.)

"February 16, 2011: Since the premiere of "David Wants To Fly" at the Berlinale film festival a year ago, it has played in a lot of festivals around the world, and is still going strong. Further invitations include a screening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in a program called The DocYard at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square on March 15, 2011; and the Minneapolis/St. Paul (Minnesota, USA) International Film Festival (April 14-May 5, 2011). We've won best picture in a festival in St. Petersburg, and a German best documentary award.

"The film had small theatrical releases in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland so far; and we still hope to find US distribution. The DVD has been released in Germany and Switzerland, with Austria, Poland and UK to follow. It will be screened on TV in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, Estonia and probably on the US Link TV this year. Swedish, Finnish and Russian TV are interested.

"Latest news from Germany: The film has been pre-nominated for the German Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced March 11. The pre-nomination includes another Berlinale festival screening at the European film market on February 17. Also, we are nominated for best spiritual picture by the Cosmic Cine Film Festival that'll tour Germany from April 25 to May 25.

"If you're interested, you might look at some new reviews that were written after the California festival screenings in Palm Springs and San Francisco this past January:

Watch our English trailer:
Read last year's Variety article:
Check out our facebook fan-page for updates:

(End of David's announcement.)

On a personal note, I just watched "David Wants To Fly" on DVD, and it was terrific!

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