London, UK – 6 January, 2009 – IndiePix, the Internet-based distributor of Independent Films, has announced the launch in the UK of documentary, The End of America. Based on the book by author, Naomi Wolf, the controversial documentary addresses issues of freedom, dictatorship, civil liberties and democracy – and warns that the United States' claims on constitutional civil liberties are fast eroding. The film achieved theatrical and DVD success across the States at the end of 2008 and its availability in the UK retail market on January 19th comes just one day before Barack Obama's Inauguration.
New York-based IndiePix recently partnered with London-based distributor Dogwoof to promote The End of America – and other independent films – in the UK and across Europe. IndiePix currently offers its customers the ability to burn-to-own, stream from Snag Films or download films from iTunes. Working with Dogwoof, IndiePix intends to develop a wide range of channel offerings to bring its titles to the UK audience in the coming year.
"The End of America is the first title in our catalogue to benefit from a US-UK partnership," explained Ryan Harrington, Head of IndiePix Studios. "We're all extremely excited to offer this important commentary to a British audience at this time – especially in the run up to the Inauguration of Barack Obama, whose election resonated across the world. The launch event is a chance for a conversation about the future of democracy to happen on both sides of the Atlantic. I guarantee that everyone who attends the screening will leave the venue discussing Naomi Wolf's theories – some will agree and some won't, but it will definitely provide food for thought."
Andy Whittaker, CEO, Dogwoof, said: "We're very excited about the launch of The End of America in a few days time. It's a fantastic, contemporary documentary that examines the erosion of civil liberties in the past seven years alone – since the wake of 9/11 – which has resonance with all modern democracies. It is a great film to kick-start our relationship with IndiePix and I believe its US success will be repeated here in the UK."
Click here to read The New York Times' review of The End of America.
Bob Alexander, President at IndiePix, added: "The Independent Film industry grew at an incredible rate in 2008 and now for the first time it feels as though independent filmmakers are getting the recognition and support they deserve. We wanted to build on that success across all geographies, which is why we created our first partnership with a fantastic UK distributor that mirrors what we are aiming to achieve. Dogwoof is helping us reach out to people in the UK who have the digital connectivity in their own home but simply may not be aware that a whole world of independent films is available. The End of America will be the first of many of our films to benefit from Dogwoof's knowledge and relationships within the UK film industry."
The End of America will premiere on Monday January 12th at 6pm at The Rex Cinema and Bar, Soho and followed by a live Q&A with author Naomi Wolf. If you would like to attend the premiere please call Louise Sambells or Caroline Addy on 01780 721 433.
The film will be released for general sale on DVD on January 19th, the day before Inauguration Day.
For a copy of The End of America please contact Oli Harbottle at Dogwoof on 020 7833 3599
IndiePix is a New York-based distributor that delivers a highly-curated collection of the best Independent Films from around the world. Offering a hand-picked catalog of over 3,000 independent film gems - art-house, foreign, and documentary – the IndiePix team selects the best titles from the international festival circuit. Avenues for distribution include IndiePix' patented Download-to-Own technology, delivery of DVD by mail, retail and theatrical.
The company is committed to supporting the Independent Film industry through its production arm, IndiePix Studios, and its unique business model that returns the highest share of sales straight to the filmmaker.
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Dogwoof is a UK-based film distributor, formed in 2003, which is renowned for supporting independent film in non-traditional ways, across all rights, including theatrical, video, television and online media. Some notable firsts already achieved include launching the first film on the UK Film Council Digital Screen Network (King's Game in 2005), and the simultaneous release of the film EMR at cinemas, on DVD and through the internet – a worldwide first, also achieved in 2005.
Dogwoof has released over 50 movies theatrically, consistently supporting both emerging filmmaking talents such as Ramin Bahrani and Antonio Campos as well as existing stars such as Penelope Cruz and Daniel Craig, in addition to offering wide support for ethical documentaries such as Black Gold.
For further information visit www.dogwoof.com