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Newmarket Nabs U.S. Rights to "Death of a President"

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 12, 2006 at 6:49AM

Newmarket Films has acquired U.S. rights to Gabriel Range's "Death of a President," one of the buzz titles at this year's Toronto International Film Festival that gained widespread media attention because of its provocative concept. Structured in the form of a documentary, it is the story of a fictional assassination of U.S. President George W. Bush and premiere Sunday night at the festival. The company is committed to a theatrical release of the movie "sooner rather than later," according to Aaron Ryder from Newmarket. In a statement, filmmmaker Range said, "One of the key themes of the film is the media's rush to judgement and ironically, when we announced the actual title of the film there was an immediate rush to judgement," he added, "I am really pleased that people have now seen that this film clearly does not advocate assasination, in fact it makes a strong statement against the pernicious effects of violence." [Eugene Hernandez]
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Newmarket Films has acquired U.S. rights to Gabriel Range's "Death of a President," one of the buzz titles at this year's Toronto International Film Festival that gained widespread media attention because of its provocative concept. Structured in the form of a documentary, it is the story of a fictional assassination of U.S. President George W. Bush and premiere Sunday night at the festival. The company is committed to a theatrical release of the movie "sooner rather than later," according to Aaron Ryder from Newmarket. In a statement, filmmmaker Range said, "One of the key themes of the film is the media's rush to judgement and ironically, when we announced the actual title of the film there was an immediate rush to judgement," he added, "I am really pleased that people have now seen that this film clearly does not advocate assasination, in fact it makes a strong statement against the pernicious effects of violence." [Eugene Hernandez]

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