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Balcony Releasing Acquires Joseph Campbell Documentary

Balcony Releasing Acquires Joseph Campbell Documentary

Balcony Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Patrick Takaya Solomon’s “Finding Joe,” a documentary that delves into the studies of famed philosopher-mythologist Joseph Campbell.

Here’s the synopsis from Balcony:

Rooted in deeply personal accounts and timeless stories, “Finding Joe” shows how Campbell’s work is relevant and essential in today’s world and how it provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life—or as Campbell would simply state, how to “follow your bliss.” The film features interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields including Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk, Rashida Jones, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Robin Sharma, Catherine Hardwicke, Sir Ken Robinson, Akiva Goldsman and many more. While studying myths, and writing on the human experience, Joseph Campbell was a professor at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years. His seminal work, “A Hero with a Thousand Faces” was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers, including Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Jerry Garcia and others.

Balcony is releasing the documentary on September 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, with a national roll-out to follow.

Full release below:

BALCONY RELEASING TO DISTRIBUTE JOSEPH CAMPBELL DOC “FINDING JOE”

Enlightening and entertaining look at Joseph Campbell directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon

Theatrical release this September

Amherst (MA) (August 2nd, 2011) – Balcony Releasing, one of the leading American distributors of documentaries and groundbreaking American independent cinema, announced today it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Patrick Takaya Solomon’s FINDING JOE, an enlightening and entertaining exploration of famed philosopher / mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies and their continuing impact on our culture.

Rooted in deeply personal accounts and timeless stories, FINDING JOE shows how Campbell’s work is relevant and essential in today’s world and how it provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life—or as Campbell would simply state, how to “follow your bliss”.

The film features interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields including Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Tony Hawk, Rashida Jones, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Robin Sharma, Catherine Hardwicke, Sir Ken Robinson, Akiva Goldsman and many more.

While studying myths, and writing on the human experience, Joseph Campbell was a professor at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years. His seminal work, “A Hero with a Thousand Faces” was published in 1949 and greatly influenced generations of artists and writers, including Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Jerry Garcia and others.

Director Patrick Takaya Solomon said “Joseph Campbell’s work has influenced every major turning point in my life, including my decision to become a director. I owe my good fortune to the ‘aha moments’ I experienced while reading his books. I was compelled to make this film, and look forward to working with Balcony to share it with audiences across America.”

In a joint statement Greg Kendall and Connie White from Balcony Releasing said “We are proud and excited to handle the U.S. theatrical release of Patrick Takaya Solomon’s FINDING JOE. Joseph Campbell’s resonant teachings deal with essential elements of the art of storytelling, drawing from the ancient to make connections to current culture while offering practical insights on how this knowledge may be applied to daily life. Heady stuff to be sure, but have no fear: This is a fun, well-made movie that marries deep ideas to breezy enactments, resulting in a very satisfying cinematic experience. We are nothing less than delighted to be involved.”

Balcony is releasing FINDING JOE on September 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, with a national rollout to follow.

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Tony Dolan

Will the film be released in Ireland?

The two likely groups to show it in Dublin would be The Screen Cinemas and/or the Irish Film Institute (http://www.irishfilm.ie/)

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