Fathom Events and Open Road Films Premiere the Real Life Account of
Snowden’s Unbelievable Story, Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene
Woodley, September 14 Only
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Get full security clearance for Snowden, one of the most
anticipated upcoming releases, ahead of the thriller’s wide release.
Fathom Events and Open Road Films are taking an exclusive look into the
world of former CIA employee Edward Snowden through the eyes of Academy
Award®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone for a one-night event on
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 live at 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT and
tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. MT/PT. “Snowden
Live” gives audiences the opportunity to be the first to
see Snowden on the big screen and hear directly from the man who
inspired it all and the filmmaker who brought his story to life during
an exclusive live interview between Snowden (via satellite in Moscow)
and Stone (live from NYC).
Tickets for “Snowden Live” can be purchased beginning Friday, August 5,
online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).
In this biographical political thriller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is cast in
the title role as the one-time former CIA employee who famously leaked
classified information to the media. The film also stars Shailene
Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott
Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith
Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. Snowden
is directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald.
It is based on the books “The Snowden Files” by Luke Harding and “Time
of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena.
“This is a very special event for a number of reasons,” Fathom Events
CEO John Rubey said. “The cast is incredible, audiences nationwide get
the opportunity to see this feature before anyone else, and Edward
Snowden is going to be participating in an exclusive live interview.
This is truly a can’t-miss event and Fathom is honored to help bring
this to big screens nationwide.”
For artwork/photos related to “Snowden Live,” visit the Fathom Events press
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content
to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC)
(known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition
performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions
such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting
events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and
One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based
events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes
audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience
Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the
ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens
in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
Open Road Films
Open Road Films is a leading, independent, theatrical motion picture
company, releasing a diverse slate of star-driven films, which has
included multiple #1 releases and enormous critical response. The
company was founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal
Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition
companies in the United States. The uniquely formed company is widely
known as a filmmaker-focused distributor that supports both box office
hits and top prestige titles.
Open Road Films led the 2016 critically acclaimed film, Spotlight, to
win the Oscar® for Best Picture, becoming the youngest studio in history
win the big prize. The film, which earned almost $45 million at the U.S.
box-office, stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev
Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup was
directed by Tom McCarthy, who also won the Oscar® for Best Original
Screenplay, with his co-writer (and executive producer) Josh Singer.
Spotlight has won numerous high profile critics and guild awards,
including the Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble Award and the Film
Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film. Spotlight also appeared
on over 250 critics’ Top Ten lists for 2016.
The company, led by industry veteran CEO Tom Ortenberg, is based in Los