Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that it will bring to US theaters Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff’s doc, “UN Me,” an indictment of the United Nations and its “inefficiency and corruption” at the heart of the transnational organization. The film is set to open September 23, 2011.
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Samuel Goldwyn Films with UN Me Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff’s Searing United Nations Documentary Set to Open on September 23, 2011
New York, NY (June 8, 2011) – Samuel Goldwyn Films is proud to announce that it has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff’s controversial United Nations documentary entitled “UN Me.”. The movie follows Horowitz and Groff as they aim their cameras at the world-renowned institution to determine how effectively the organization is living up to its founding principles.
The film was written, directed and produced by Horowitz and Groff. Goldwyn has set a September 23, 2011 release.
“UN Me” takes audiences on a harrowing and humorous tour deep into the heart of the United Nations as Horowitz gains unprecedented access to the UN shooting across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Horowitz constantly throws himself into wild and unpredictable situations that are eye opening, shocking and often hilarious.
With unprecedented access, “UN Me” exposes the incompetence and corruption at the core of the United Nations and its disregard for the people and principles it was founded to defend.
According to Horowitz: “If I had made this stuff up, people would accuse me of fantasy. In this case, truth really is stranger than fiction and definitely funnier. I am thrilled that Samuel Goldwyn Films is coming on board to release the movie. Seeing their success with documentaries such as Super Size Me, makes them the ideal partner to release UN Me.”
Meyer Gottlieb, President, Samuel Goldwyn Films adds: “This is a very powerful film which will stun audiences with revelations that are both outrageous and astonishing.”
About Samuel Goldwyn Films:
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with world renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This steadfastness is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and SUPER SIZE ME, AMAZING GRACE and Julie Delpy’s hit comedy 2 DAYS IN PARIS. Past Goldwyn titles include PRICELESS, a romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou, Academy Award® winner Claude Lelouch’s ROMAN DE GARE, the critically hailed ELEGY starring Academy Award® nominee Penélope Cruz and the box office smash FIREPROOF. HARRY BROWN starring Michael Caine opened in April to stellar reviews and MAO’S LAST DANCER directed by Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford was one of the top grossing independent films of 2010. This year’s slate features THE DOUBLE HOUR, an Italian thriller starring Filippo Timi and Ksenia Rappoport, THE WHISTLEBLOWER, a powerful, ripped from the headlines thriller starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz that premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival opening August 5th and A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY starring Jason Sudeikis slated for a September release.