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GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES JOSH ALEXANDER’S REV. AL SHARPTON DOCUMENTARY ‘LOUDMOUTH’

NAN founder Rev. Al Sharpton (Photo:https://www.nationalaction.network/)

Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to Loudmouth directed by Josh Alexander (writer/producer I’m Leaving Now and Southern Rites).  The Get Lifted Film Co., Group Effort Films, Massenburg Media and Naked Edge Films documentary was executive produced by BRON Studios, Salmira Productions, Olive Hill Media, XRM and Hot Docs Partners, and premiered to rave reviews as the Closing Night film at this year’s Tribeca Festival.  Greenwich will release in theaters on December 9 in advance of Oscar shortlist voting. 

Often controversial, occasionally fallible, and always quotable, Reverend Al Sharpton has spent a lifetime confronting America’s deafening complacency in the fight against racial injustice — amplifying the ugly truths about the ongoing impact of structural racism on our nation many would prefer to ignore. Sharpton has been a polarizing figure, inspiring both love and hate on local and national stages. Chronicling his work for social change from the streets of 1980s Brooklyn to 2020s Minneapolis, Loudmouth presents never-before-seen footage of the social justice titan on the frontlines, in the media as well as in the corridors of power, to paint an intimate and revealing portrait of a tireless warrior who has never ducked a fight in his mission to transform the status quo.

 “Greenwich is the perfect distributor for Loudmouth,” said Executive Producer John Legend and Producer Mike Jackson of Get Lifted. “They are like the Rev, bullish and strategic in their approach. They have done incredible work on so many titles and we are beyond excited to partner with them in our journey to bring Loudmouth to the masses.”

“As much as this is a film about the Reverend Al Sharpton, it’s also about the system that defined him and fought him,” added Josh Alexander. “We’re thrilled that the smart and passionate team at Greenwich is coming on board to release the film and show critics and fans alike a side of Al Sharpton that has rarely made its way into the media narrative around him.”

Loudmouth was produced by Daniel Chalfen, Mike Jackson, Kedar Massenburg, and Josh Alexander with Executive Producers John Legend, Ty Stiklorious, Austyn Biggers, Aaron Gilbert, Brenda Gilbert, Josh Miller, Jason Cloth, Salman al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Tim Lee, Michael Cho, Mimi Rode, Michael Chow, Sue Turley, Elizabeth Radshaw, Peter Goring, Brenda Robinson, Salma Alli, Jonathan Gray and Jim Butterworth.  Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the acquisition with CAA Media Finance and Daniel Chalfen on behalf of the filmmakers. 

Founded in 2017, Greenwich Entertainment is an independent film distribution company specializing in distinctive, theatrical-quality narrative and documentary features.  Greenwich handled the record setting theatrical release of Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s Academy Award-Winning Documentary Free Solo, which grossed over $17M at the North American box office.  Other Greenwich releases include Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice from Oscar winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon, Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, Madeleine Olnek’s Wild Nights with Emily starring Molly Shannon, and The Rescue directed by Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi.   www.GreenwichEntertainment.com

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