A new documentary film,
“WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception,” by Emmy Award-wining network news veteran and
lifelong "News Dissector" Danny Schechter will be released in
theatres nation wide this December by Cinema Libre Distribution, best known for
its daring distribution campaigns for Robert Greenwald’s “Outfoxed”,
“Uncovered” and David O. Russell’s “Soldiers Pay.”
“WMD” paints a
meticulous and damning portrait of the media's coverage of the Iraq war. In
sobering detail, Danny Schechter shows us how the TV networks now prefer the
role of cheerleader, to that of objective journalist,” says Mike Nicholson of austinforkerry.org.
doc won the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary and A People's Choice
pick at the 2004 Denver Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday. Documentary
filmmaking legend Al Maysles presented the kudos, calling Schechter "a
conscience" of the industry.
his subject like a cross between Errol Morris and a Dashiell Hammet detective,
following close on the tail of big media reporters as they in turn track the
march toward war, embed themselves in the military industrial complex and then
get out when the fighting gets tough and leave the cleanup work to stringers,”
writes Shandon Fowler of film’s Hamptons Inernational Film Festival appearance,
Oct. 20 - 24.
At the Oct. 14 –21
Austin Film Festival “WMD” took home the trophy for Best Documentary Feature.
The Film Fest New Haven, Sep. 16 – 19, acknowledged WMD with
the Jury Award for Best Documentary after selecting it from more than 300 films
at its ninth annual shindig. WMD also won First Place Documentary at the Aug.
12-15 Detroit Motor City International Film Festival.
For more information about advance screenings, please visit www.wmdthefilm, or http://my.calendars.net/wmdthefilm.
About Cinema Libre Distribution
Cinema Libre Distribution is the theatrical and home
entertainment division of Cinema Libre Studio (CLS), a worldwide entertainment
production and distribution group, which includes: Cinema Libre Productions,
the production entity for feature, documentary and animation films, whose
principals have produced more than 15 films worldwide; Cinema Libre Studio, a
Los Angeles-based 6,500-square foot facility equipped with state-of-the-art
digital and film post production services; and Cinema Libre International, the
company’s foreign sales and co-production division. For more information,
please visit www.cinemalibrestudio.com