New Irish Space Documentary, The Farthest, Set for Theatrical Release in North America
Posted: 26th July 2017
Irish feature documentary, The Farthest—the story of the iconic Voyager space mission—is set for a US theatrical release starting in New York and Los Angeles on 11 August.
Renowned New York distributor Richard Abramowitz, of Abramorama, is handling the release which will start in the Cinema Village Theatre in NYC and the Laemmle Playhouse Theatre, Pasadena, California with plans for further rollout across the USA.
The film, which has already garnered international critical acclaim, is directed by Emer Reynolds and produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge at Crossing the Line. The Farthest has screened at a host of major international festivals including Tribeca, Edinburgh, Seattle, Sydney and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF)—where it scooped the coveted AUDI-ence award as well as Best Irish Documentary and the George Byrne Maverick Award, which was presented to Reynolds. Garnering five-star reviews in Ireland, the Sunday Independent is calling it “one of the big screen events of the year.”
Described by film industry leader Screen Daily as “thoughtful, intelligent” and a “soothing, deeply moving film”, The Farthest tells the story of one of humankind’s greatest achievements—the Voyager space mission which defied all the odds visiting for the first time our solar system’s outer planets before achieving humankind’s very first journey into interstellar space. Likely to survive for millions of years, these little spacecrafts carry a time capsule of Earth—a Golden Record made under the direction of astronomer Carl Sagan bearing recordings and images of life on our planet. In all likelihood, the two Voyagers and their Golden Records will outlive humanity.
The Farthest was supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) and produced in association with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, RTÉ, BBC, ZDF, Arte and PBS.
About Abramorama Entertainment
Over 15 years Abramorama has successfully distributed hundreds of high profile films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Mark Levinson’s multiple award-winner Particle Fever; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s Greendale; Banksy’s Academy Award®-nominated Exit through the Gift Shop and Draft House Releasing's The Look of Silence (2016 Documentary Academy Award®-Nominee and 2015 IDA Best Documentary Winner).