CONTROVERSIAL DOC ‘AMERICAN CIRCUMCISION’ LANDS AUGUST 31st RELEASE DATE
Gravitas Ventures to release award winning film directed by Brendon Marotta
Los Angeles, CA (August 28, 2018) – Gravitas Ventures, Red Arrow Studios company has acquired all North American rights to the new controversial documentary AMERICAN CIRCUMCISION. Directed by Brendon Marotta, the film explores the modern circumcision debate and features interviews with experts on both sides of the argument – including members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and leaders of the growing movement against circumcision. AMERICAN CIRCUMCISION will be released on all digital platforms on August 31st.
The film has been honored with multiple festival awards, including Best Documentary Feature Film at the Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth, and Silvery Jury Prize at the Seattle Social Justice Film Festival.
American Circumcision explores both sides of the circumcision debate, including the growing Intactivist movement (intact + activist), which believes all human beings have a right to keep the body they were born with intact. Circumcision is the most common surgery in America, yet America is the only industrialized country in the world to routinely practice non-religious infant circumcision. Why does America continue to cut the genitals of its newborn baby males when the rest of the world does not? This is the first documentary of its scale to comprehensively explore this cutting edge issue, which involves sex, politics, and religion, all in the most personal way possible.
AMERICAN CIRCUMCISION will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 28th.
View the film’s full press-kit here.
About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America – over one billion homes worldwide. Recent releases include Score: A Film Music Documentary; California Typewriter; Legion of Brothers; Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut; All We Had, Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass; Being Evel from Academy Award winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville; and For The Love of Spock from Director Adam Nimoy.
For more information, please visit gravitasventures.com, and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.
About Red Arrow Studios
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; world-leading multi-platform digital network Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.
The group’s significant output includes scripted, non-scripted and formatted content and IP, from TV and film to short-form and branded content, made for an array of global networks and platforms.
Red Arrow Studios is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe’s leading media groups. For more information, please visit: www.redarrow.tv
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