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  Press Releases below: HERMAN'S HOUSE  |   BERT STERN: Original Mad Man  |    BIDDER 70  

81 minutes, documentary, color, 2012

A film by Angad Singh Bhalla

Special FeaturesCinema Politica Interviews Director Angad Bhalla • Deleted Scenes: Angola 3 Member Robert King Makes Candy; Michael Musser On Solitary - Adjusting to Space; Michael Musser On Solitary - Talking to Yourself; Michael Musser and Mother - Physical Contact After Solitary • Filmmaker Biography

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project proposed by New York artist Jackie Sumell.

Featuring a full-scale model of Herman's cell and detailed plans of his dream home, the art project has brought thousands around the world face-to-face with the cruel and unusual punishment of long-term solitary confinement. Imagining Wallace's dream home began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America.

“Powerful... Poignant.”- The New York Times

“Provocative.”- The Hollywood Reporter

“A unique and moving story...inventive, poetic and original.”- Art Threat

“A cinematic gem.”- The Globe and Mail

“An intriguing tale of a very unusual relationship. Viewers might never get to see Wallace, but by the end of the film, they will feel like they know him and will hope for his release.”- This Week in New York

“Films like this are vital to our society.”- Urbanology

UPC: 7-20229-91559-5 | Catalog #: FRF 915595D | SRP: $24.95 | Street Date: July 8

BERT STERN: Original Mad Man
89 minutes, documentary, color, closed captions, 2012

A film by Shannah Laumeister

Featuring Bert Stern, Allegra Kent, Twiggy Lawson, Jerry Della Femina, Judith Crist, George Wein & more

Special Features • Bert Stern Photo Gallery: The Iconic Images

Bert Stern: Original Mad Man is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of the greatest American photographers of all time.

An original Madison Avenue "mad man," Stern's images helped create modern advertising; his ground-breaking campaign for Smirnoff forever changed the industry. The iconic photos he took of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, Sophia Loren, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Kubrick's film, minted Stern - along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon - as a celebrity in his own right. Indeed, his photos from Monroe's "Last Sitting" are considered to be the ultimate images of the 20th century icon.

After marrying legendary ballet dancer and Balanchine muse Allegra Kent, the kid from Brooklyn was sitting on top of the world...until a dramatic fall from grace.

“The cultural provocateur who defined the creative revolution... The first photographer superstar.” - Vanity Fair

“Stern's images from Marilyn's 'Last Siting' remain some of the most intimate celebrity portraits ever.” - TIME

“Bert Stern was photography's baddest bad boy. But Stern hid himself behind his camera - until now.” - The Atlantic

“Eye-opening, intriguing and timely. A highly intimate, fascinating portrait.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Stern says: 'I'm a prisoner of all the things I've done.' Oh, but what a whole lot of things he's done.” - Vogue

“Absolutely smashing! A terrific, jaw-droppingly candid documentary.” - Film Journal International

“Can't wait for the next Mad Men? Well, catch this thrilling biography of one of American photography's all-time greats.”
- BUST Magazine

UPC: 7-20229-91551-9 | Catalog #: FRF 915519D | SRP: $27.95 | Street Date: July 16

73 minutes, documentary, color, 2013

A film by Beth Gage & George Gage (American Outrage, Fire on the Mountain)

Special Features • Bonus Clip: Earth Day Q&A with Tim DeChristopher (First Post-Incarceration Appearance)

In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher decided to monkey-wrench the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill.

For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sent to federal prison. Bidder 70 tells the story of this peaceful warrior whose patriotism and willingness to sacrifice have ignited the climate justice movement.

Winner of 20 Film Festival Awards

“A shocking look at how far the energy industry and the government will go to crush just one voice.”
- Michael Moore, Filmmaker

“A warrior is born! Bidder 70...nails the way that a spontaneous act of courage can focus the mind and clarify an ideology. We hear...the mental gears of an activist clicking into place.” - The New York Times

“A vivid illustration of citizen activism and its considerable personal risks. By the time you’ve finished watching Bidder 70, you’ll be left both angered and hopeful.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Brilliantly tells Tim's story. Most inspiring!” - Huffington Post

“One of the most courageous and principled civil disobedience activists in recent American history, standing in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr.” - The Unrepentant Marxist

A gripping personal story that reveals just how bizarre and twisted our justice system can be. Tim DeChristopher is a true hero, and his story shows that one person who stands up for his beliefs can really make a difference.” -

Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices Eco Pack

UPC: 7-20229-91560-1 | Catalog #: FRF 915601D | SRP: $24.95 | Street Date: July 16

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