Current TV and AT&T U-verse® have joined with the International Documentary Association (IDA) to present the 15th annual DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase held at the IFC Center in New York (August 12-September 1) and at Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles (August 19-September 8).
Current TV and AT&T U-verse® have joined with the International Documentary Association (IDA) to present the 15th annual DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase held at the IFC Center in New York (August 12-September 1) and at Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles (August 19-September 8). Current TV is available on AT&T U-verse channel 189 for customers subscribing to the U200 and above packages.*
Each year, DocuWeeks™ presents short and feature length documentaries to audiences in theatrical runs designed to qualify the films for consideration for the Academy Awards. This year’s lineup includes a Marine Corps cover-up of one of the worst water contamination incidents in US history, the glaring reality of the media’s objectification of women, as well as portraits of assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya and the man behind Elmo.
“Current TV is proud to be sponsoring IDA’s 2011 DocuWeeks™, said Current TV’s EVP of Distribution, Courtney Menzel. “We’re happy to bring this opportunity and the association with IDA to our great partner ATT u-Verse. Our new series, ‘50 Greatest Documentaries to See Before You Die’ is not your standard ‘list show’ and we’re sure it will resonate with a very passionate audience of documentary lovers. We knew it would be a great fit to work with AT&T U-verse on the kick-off event and, with their help, we hope to raise awareness of the documentary film art form through our series and through the inspiring and informative stories being screened at this year’s IDA events.”
“At IDA, we’re dedicated to increasing public awareness of the documentary genre,” said IDA’s Executive Director, Michael Lumpkin. “Our annual DocuWeeks showcase is a great way of connecting theatrical movie audiences with some of the year’s best films. With top-notch partners like Current TV and AT&T U-verse, IDA is able to reach significantly more fans of documentary films on both coasts. With the launch of ’50 Documentaries to See Before You Die’ it is clear that IDA, Current TV and AT&T U-verse share a common goal, to expand the appreciation for documentary filmmaking. We’re grateful for their support of IDA and the documentary community.”
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