Russell Crowe-Narrated Doc RED OBSESSION Out on Limited Theatrical & VOD Release
Digital entertainment curator FilmBuff previously announced that they would release the Russell Crowe-narrated documentary RED OBSESSION on VOD September 6 with exclusive theatrical engagements in New York and Miami with additional markets such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to follow.
Narrated by Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, this stunningly shot and wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry. For centuries Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. Prices for its prestigious red wines have been breaking records with the emergence of an ever-growing Chinese market that is changing the nature of wine in the 21st century. Featuring interviews with collectors, connoisseurs, and winemakers, the film presents an eye-opening exploration of the complexities and unpredictability of the global market and the economic effects and influence of the voracious wine-obsessed collectors of China. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client.
Through a partnership with event-based distribution company AREA 23A, RED OBSESSION will open in theaters in New York and Miami on September 6, Chicago on September 7 and Los Angeles on September 13 with select cities across the US to follow. FilmBuff will release the film on VOD September 6 in the US and Canada on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, YouTube, XBOX, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu.
Below is a list of cities and theaters to date:
New York, NY: September 6, Cinema Village
Miami, FL: September 6, O Cinema
Chicago, IL: September 7, Gene Siskel Center
Los Angeles, CA: September 13, Laemmle Music Hall
San Francisco, CA: September 13, Yerba Buena Arts Center
Portland, OR: September 13, Living Room Theatre
Phoenix, AZ: September 13, FilmBar
St Helena, CA: September 13, Cameo Cinema
Sedona, AZ: September 16, Mary Fisher Theatre
Toronto, Canada: September 27, TIFF Lightbox
Bellingham, WA: October 3, Pickford Film Center
Anchorage, AK: October 7, Bear Tooth Theatre
RED OBSESSION had its world premiere at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and then screened at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival when the partnership between FilmBuff and the film was first announced. The film was produced Lion Rock Films' Warwick Ross and executive produced by Robert Coe.