Roadside Attractions, the distributor behind Supersize Me, has recently acquired the U.S. rights to release the award winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. Lionsgate, the leading independent film studio, has obtained all other rights.
Escape Fire, directed by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, focuses on our far from perfect healthcare system, which is “designed to profit on disease not health, reward quantity over quality, and promote high-tech over high-touch.” The film interweaves personal stories with the efforts of revolutionary individuals working to transform the healthcare industry at the highest levels of U.S. government, military and medicine.
The film will be released theatrically on October 5th, 2012, just in time for the 2012 Elections – in which healthcare will be the major topic of discussion.
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To view a teaser for the film, please go to our website.