LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gathr Films, pioneers of Theatrical-on-Demand® distribution, is proud to partner with the filmmakers of the Oscar®-nominated and critically-acclaimed feature film documentary, The Square, to galvanize the enormous groundswell of grassroots enthusiasm for the film into theatrical screenings, nationwide.
Garnering an Academy Award® nomination for "Best Documentary" in 2014, Al Midan (aka The Square), directed by Jehane Noujaim, is "…an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience." (http://thesquarefilm.com/about)
"Having anything to do with Jehane's film is an honor," confessed Gathr's CEO, Scott Glosserman. "It is vitally important that communities come together to share this viewing experience, and to use The Square as a catalyst to discuss the impact and consequence of revolution. Al Midan causes us to turn a mirror onto ourselves here in the U.S., not only in regards to our international policy, but to both the milestones and misgivings of our own protest movements."
"We are overjoyed to be partnering with Gathr on The Square," said filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer. "This revolutionary film about change and the power of the people demands us working with this groundbreaking company that has the tools and technology to respond to that power, and give the people what they want."
Committed to democratizing theatrical film distribution, Theatrical On Demand® allows audiences to pull films to their local theaters by aggregating their interest and pre-ordering tickets in advance. A modern paradigm shift to an archaic film distribution process, Gathr TOD® enables theatrical screenings, virtually wherever and whenever there is critical mass audience demand. Beginning today, communities can Gathr® their own local screenings of The Square at theaters and community venues near them, anywhere in the nation.
Unite and demand The Square today at http://gathr.us/films/the-square/request-new-screening
Gathr Films is a full service, technology-based theatrical distribution company and the pioneer of Theatrical-on-Demand® a new model of bottom up theatrical servicing. The company is also home to the Gathr Preview Series, a year round film festival that gives audiences in select markets the first chance to see the best new award-winning independent films in theaters prior to their national release.
SOURCE Gathr Films