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SXSW Documentary Breakout 'Harmontown,' Which Follows Writer Dan Harmon, Picked Up by The Orchard

Photo of Brandon Latham By Brandon Latham | Indiewire July 14, 2014 at 2:30PM

Once the creator of television's "Community," Dan Harmon was let loose from his own show but has remained in the public consciousness through his weekly podcast "Harmontown," lending its name to the documentary of which he and the show are the subject.
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'Harmontown'
'Harmontown'

Once the creator of television's "Community," Dan Harmon was cut loose from his own show, but has remained in the public consciousness through his weekly podcast "Harmontown," which lends its name to the documentary of which he and the show are the subject. "Harmontown," which opened in Documentary Spotlight at South By Southwest where it was well reviewed, has just been acquired by The Orchard for theatrical and digital release in the United States and the UK.

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Directed by Neil Berkeley and co-produced by Future You Pictures and Starburns Industries and featuring Ben Stiller, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Silverman and Jack Black, "Harmontown" is a new sort of road documentary as we travel across the country with Dan Harmon. After getting booted from "Community," he took to traveling to perform his cult-favorite podcast in front of live audiences nationwide. Harmon himself described the film as, "Harmontown is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a man that would quote himself saying that a movie about him is fascinating. It's more than a documentary. It's your chance to figure out what's wrong with me while cutting me in on the profit."

"It’s exciting to know that the world will finally get to see this movie and that our incredible partners, The Orchard, are going to make that happen," said "Harmontown" Executive Producer, Joe Russo II. "From the first conversation we had with them, we knew that they had the energy and understanding of our audience to make the release a success. The movie is in good hands, and we can’t wait for the world to see it."

This article is related to: Dan Harmon, Harmontown, SXSW 2014, Neil Berkeley, Community, The Orchard





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