A new documentary from Dawn Porter (director of 2 excellent documentary features previously covered on this blog – “Gideon’s Army” and “Spies Of Mississippi”) made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, last month, where it won a Special Jury Award.
The film previously received support from a number of different stalwart organizations, like the Firelight Media Next Step Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Chicken and Egg Pictures, and others. But to complete the film, Porter took to Kickstarter, launching a crowdfunding campaign about a year ago to raise an additional $75,000 – a campaign that was successful, raising over $80,000 by its end.
Earlier this month, Ro*Co Films, Abramorama, Film Sprout and Independent Lens sealed a deal to distribute “Trapped” this year, aiming for an openings in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., with additional markets to be announced. Also, PBS’ Independent Lens will air “Trapped” in June, on the same date that the Supreme Court will decision on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – a case that will determine the constitutionality of “TRAP” laws.
We now have exact theatrical playdates for the film, which opens today in New York City, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, and will expand to other cities through April. Check out the list below to find out if/when it’s coming to your city over the next 2 months (find the trailer underneath):
03.04 — NEW YORK CITY / IFC CENTER
03.04 — WASHINGTON D.C. / E STREET
03.04 — LOS ANGELES / LANDMARK L.A.
03.11 — ATLANTA / MIDTOWN ART CINEMA
03.11 — MINNEAPOLIS / EDINA CINEMA
03.11 — ALBANY / SPECTRUM 8 THEATRES
03.11 — PASADENA / LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE
03.11 — CHICAGO / LANDMARK CENTURY
03.11 — IRVINE / TOWN CENTER 6
03.11 — BOSTON / KENDALL SQUARE
03.17 — DALLAS / TEXAS THEATRE
03.18 — SAN FRANCISCO / CLAY THEATRE
03.18 — BERKELEY / LANDMARK SHATTUCK
03.18 — PORTLAND / CINEMA 21
03.18 — NEW ORLEANS / ZEITGEIST CENTER
03.18 — CUPERTINO / BLUELIGHT CINEMAS
03.18 — SAN RAFAEL / CALIF. FILM INSTITUTE
03.25 — TACOMA / GRAND CINEMA
03.25 — SEBASTOPOL / RIALTO CINEMAS
04.08 — LINCOLN / ROSS MEDIA ARTS CENTER
04.12 — KANSAS CITY / TIVOLI CINEMAS
Below, the filmmaker has released a trailer for her film: