Ok so I’m excited and wondering what it’ll entail. I’m not sure is a false statement. I got a good write-up from the invite (excerpts taken from PR release): ‘The Animal People,” from directors Casey Suchan (“Rock The Bells”) and Denis Henry Hennelly (“Goodbye World,” “Bold Native”), (will be presented (my add italics)) as the closing night film of the Santa Monica International Film Festival on Saturday, November 30th.’ (end of excerpt)
This film promises to be intriguing. I know Joaquin Phoenix and his family are to be true activists almost like known for from an article I read many years ago that spoke of the family. The film is the (start excerpt insert from PR release) ‘…..premiere of the Joaquin Phoenix executive produced, chilling documentary feature “The Animal People,” from directors Casey Suchan (“Rock The Bells”) and Denis Henry Hennelly (“Goodbye World,” “Bold Native”), as the closing night film of the Santa Monica International Film Festival on Saturday, November 30th (screening at 7:30pm and red carpet beginning at 6:30pm).’ (end of excerpt)
“The film follows the harrowing journey of six young American animal rights activists as terrorists by the United States Government for their involvement in a protest campaign. “The Animal People” has been acquired by independent film distributor Virgil Films & Entertainment (Oscar®-nominated “Restrepo,” “Forks Over Knives,”) and will be released across all digital platforms around the globe beginning December 10, 2019.” (end of excerpt)
According to the PR release: “The film had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival last month on October 26th and will make its Los Angeles bow at the Santa Monica International Film Festival on November 30th.” (end quote)
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I can’t wait to see it. I will let you know how it goes. In the meantime take a look at the trailer. Coming out in December 2019 around the 10th according to press. So get ready.