The past 18 months have been busy with multiple documentary projects filming across the world, and now in 2019, two feature documentaries are finished and simultaneously making the festival rounds before wider release. ‘Thirst for Power’, based on the book by Michael Webber, has screenings in Washington D.C. at the DC Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF), an international premiere in Toronto (Water Docs) and at Earth X Film in Dallas, among others. And the new documentary made with Rooster Teeth, ‘Waiting for the Punchline’ is screening at DocFest San Francisco, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival , and Cleveland International Film Festival in the Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition. Follow the links to purchase tickets and watch the trailers — and watch this space for news about future broadcast and digital release.
Grab tickets to the screenings or get a pass to the festival below:
Earth X Film - Dallas - with Q&A Thirst for Power
DocFest - San Francisco - with Q&A Waiting for the Punchline
Cleveland International Film Festival - Cleveland - Waiting for the Punchline
DC Environmental Film Festival - Washington D.C. - with Q&A Thirst for Power
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - Montana - with Q&A Waiting for the Punchline
Water Docs - Toronto - Thirst for Power
Cinema Verde - Gainsville, Florida - Thirst for Power
The new documentary by Mat Hames, Thirst for Power, based on the book by Dr. Michael E. Webber, begins screening exclusively at festivals and special engagement screenings across North America. and Europe during 2019. The work in progress version recently had a sold out preview screening at Stateside at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, with a panel discussion moderated by Evan Smith, and including author Michael E. Webber and Mat Hames.
Common Ground, is now streaming on Rooster Teeth FIRST, which is available to view on Apple TV, Xbox, AppleTV, and Roku devices. Featuring the personal journey of Gus Sorola, a founder of gaming entertainment company Rooster Teeth along with interviews with investigative reporters from the Texas Tribune, immigration attorneys, border patrol agents and immigrants themselves, ‘Common Ground’ seeks to find an intelligent way to talk about immigration without succumbing to familiar political narratives. The Austin Chronicle observes that the film ‘takes the politics out of the border.’ For the first seven days of release, the film is streaming free, then goes back to being FIRST subscriber-only. Watch it now.
Poster designed by André Oulette from an image filmed by Brian Nelligan.