On Nov. 17th, OFF THE RAILS won the Metropolis Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival. The next day, RAILS began its 4-week theatrical run at the Metrograph in NYC, receiving stellar reviews including a NY Times Critics’ Pick. That weekend it was the 6th highest grossing movie in the country on a per screen average. RAILS received widespread acclaim, earning a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Likewise, it received fantastic coverage in the NY Daily News, L.A. Times, New York Post, Fox News, and NBC.
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Ahead of its theatrical release in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York, OFF THE RAILS has picked up 3 more festival awards, upping its total to 9. The film won the Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Buffalo Int’l Film Festival, Best Social Awareness Documentary at the Chagrin Documentary Festival, and the Special Jury Prize for Documentary Feature at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. RAILS will screen October 7-30 at the Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto, Nov 4 -10 at Laemmle’s Music Hall in L.A., and Nov 18 – 24 at the Metrograph in New York.
OFF THE RAILS has been picked up for distribution and will have an Oscar-qualifying theatrical release in Toronto, NY and LA. Read the exciting announcement in The Hollywood Reporter. The Reporter also listed RAILS as an Academy Award contender for Best Documentary. Shortly after making this list, RAILS took home top honors at DocUtah, winning Best Directing and Best Documentary. SundanceNOW has acquired the film’s streaming/VOD rights, while The Film Collaborative is handling its theatrical release. Journeyman Pictures (UK) will handle foreign sales while Alexander Street Press will take educational sales. Passion River Films acquired the film’s DVD rights.