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SUNDANCE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER “SENNA” GETS U.S. RELEASE ON AUGUST 12TH

In Exit Through The Gift Shop, SENNA on April 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

SUNDANCE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER “SENNA” GETS U.S. RELEASE ON AUGUST 12TH
PDA will release the Working Title Production

New York. April 28th, 2011 On the heels of their successful release of Banksy’s EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, John Sloss and Bart Walker’s Producers Distribution Agency (PDA) will release Working Title’s SENNA on August 12th. PDA regulars Richard Abramowitz and Electric Artists’ Marc Schiller will reprise their roles for the release.

SENNA made its North American Premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, receiving strong critical praise and winning the coveted Audience Award. Writing about the film from Sundance, Kenneth Turan, chief film critic of the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Sometimes a documentary will unexpectedly reach out and grab you by the throat, not giving you a second to breathe. That’s that way it was with SENNA…such is the power of this man, and this film”.

SENNA, directed by Asif Kapadia (The Warrior) is the epic story of Ayrton Senna, considered to be one of the greatest race-car drivers in the history of Formula One. An inspiring and thrilling film about the commitment and sacrifice it takes to be the best in the world at what you do, SENNA is an extraordinary narrative told in a remarkable manner, using astounding footage to create a thrill ride worthy of its daring subject.

PDA’s John Sloss comments, “Occasionally a film comes along which defies all preconceptions, and simply demands to be seen. SENNA is an unexpectedly moving and powerful film that we believe has immense playability far beyond its obvious core audience, and we all feel strongly that this is exactly the type of film will benefit from our unique approach to distribution.

“Working Title’s Eric Fellner comments, “We are pleased to be working with PDA to bring SENNA to audiences in the U.S. The response to the film has been tremendous so far and we are confident that we have chosen a strong partner in PDA to customize a release plan for us that will maximize its distribution potential in the states.”

A PDA release, SENNA is A Working Title Production in association with Midfield Films. The film is directed by Asif Kapadia, written by Manish Pandey and produced by James Gay Rees, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The executive producers are Kevin Macdonald, Manish Pandey, Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin.

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Exit Through The Gift Shop – A Banksy Film

In Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop on January 24, 2010 at 1:34 am

For Immediate Release

Exit Through The Gift Shop
A Banksy film

US Release April 16, 2010

Running time: 87 minutes

Exit Through the Gift Shop is the first film by the renowned graffiti artist Banksy and made its world debut at the Sundance Film Festival on the 24th January 2010. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop is the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as ‘the world’s first street art disaster movie’ the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.
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“It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed”. – Banksy

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP is one of those films that comes along once in a great while, a warped hybrid of reality and self -induced fiction while at the same time a totally entertaining experience. The story is so bizarre I began to question if it could even be real…but in the end I didn’t care. I feel bad I won’t be able to shake the filmmaker’s hand and tell him how much I love this film. I think I will shake everyone’s hand that day and hope I hit on Banksy somewhere. I love his work in all forms.
– John Cooper
Director, Sundance Film Festival

Executive Producers – Holly Cushing & James Gay-Rees
Producer – Jaimie D’Cruz
Narrated by Rhys Ifans
Editors – Chris King & Tom Fulford
Music by Geoff Barrow

Notes to Editors
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP is the first feature film by the artist Banksy.

Banksy Exhibitions
Barely Legal, Los Angeles, 2006. 75,000 people in 3 days
Cans Festival, London, 2008. 30,000 people in 3 days
Pet Store, New York City, 2008. 120,000 people in 2 weeks
Bristol Museum, 2009. 350,000 people in 9 weeks

Banksy official website – http://www.banksy.co.uk

Official Film Website – http://www.banksyfilm.com

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