EXCLUSIVE: Greenwich Leisure acquired North American distribution rights to Barbara Lee: Talking Fact to Energy, the documentary directed by Peabody winner Abby Ginzberg (Tender Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa). The documentary premiered at DOC NYC and Greenwich will launch the movie in theaters on August 20.
That includes interviews with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Alice Walker, John Lewis, and Van Jones, Barbara Lee: Talking Fact To Energy, is a well timed portrait of a congresswoman who has been a real pioneer on behalf of racial and financial justice and the lone voice in opposition to the authorization of navy drive after the September eleventh assaults. An array of political commentators, activists, politicians, and relations add depth to the story of the highest-ranking Black lady within the U.S. Congress.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Greenwich Leisure to deliver the movie to a wider viewers,” mentioned Ginzberg. “It has been an honor to inform Barbara Lee’s compelling story. We look ahead to sharing it with folks throughout the nation who we anticipate will likely be impressed by her journey as a single mother elevating two kids whereas attending Mills Faculty to her present influential position within the Home of Representatives.”
Ginzberg produced the docu with consulting producer Shola Lynch (Chisholm ’72, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners) and government producer Jonathan Logan (Crip Camp, Welcome to Chechnya). Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the take care of Submarine’s Josh Braun, Matt Burke, and Ben Schwartz on behalf of the filmmakers.
Greenwich Leisure’s latest efforts embrace the Oscar winner Free Solo and Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, and narrative movies together with the Emily Mortimer-Invoice Nighy starrer The Bookshop.