Award-Winning Documentary will also Open Day-and-Date on Major VOD Platforms!
February 15, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA) – Gravitas Ventures, JSenko Productions, and Cinco Dedos Peliculas announced US release dates today for Jen Senko’s timely new feature documentary, THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD, which puts a spotlight on the right-wing media phenomenon in the United States today.
In 2015, Michael Moore invited THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD to screen an early cut at his prestigious Traverse City Film Festival, which became the surprise hit of the festival. On March 5, 2016, the film will have its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA followed by screenings at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival prior to its US theatrical premiere on March 18 at The Cinema Village in New York and Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles. The film will then roll out to additional cities for special screenings in Madison WI, Kansas City MO, Vancouver BC, Columbus OH, and Albuquerque NM, to name just a few.
The film will also open day-and-date with a wide VOD release on iTunes and other major VOD and EST platforms through Gravitas Ventures.
Right-wing cable news and "conservative" talk radio attract older Americans like graying moths to an angry flame. But why would someone who was either apolitical or a Democrat in younger days become addicted to conservative talk shows in their twilight years? Filmmaker Jen Senko wondered how her WWII veteran and Kennedy Democrat father had been transformed into a Fox News fanatic, suddenly and inexplicably railing against minorities, homosexuals, poor people, and Democrats. Using her dad as an entertaining example, Senko pulls back the curtain to expose the tools and tricks of the wizards behind the right-wing media phenomenon. And in discovering what happened to him, Senko reveals the all-too-chilling bigger picture of what’s happening behind-the-scenes to influence our national discourse.
"Gravitas is excited to be collaborating with Jen Senko and the filmmaking team to spread the film's message into 100 million homes across North America," said Michael Lange, Acquisitions Manager for Gravitas.
"Getting your film seen is one of the most challenging aspects of independent filmmaking. Gravitas has made it so easy to get my film on to iTunes and all the top VOD platforms. I’m so thankful that Gravitas saw the importance of my film. They've been incredible partners in helping us get the film out as quickly as possible to have the biggest impact in this election year,” said Jen Senko, the film’s writer and director.
THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD is written, produced, and directed by JEN SENKO, narrated by SENKO and MATTHEW MODINE, produced by MODINE and ADAM RACKOFF, and features animation by Academy Award nominee BILL PLYMPTON. The film is executive produced by RYAN SMITH and JODIE EVANS.
GRAVITAS VENTURES is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Their most recent releases include Colin Hanks' ALL THINGS MUST PASS, BEING EVIL, from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, BLEEDING HEART starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF, and BARNEY THOMPSON starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson. For more information, please visit gravitasventures.com and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.Perkins.
Official Website: http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com