Documentary HEAL Begins Select-City Run this Fall
Paladin has acquired theatrical rights to the new documentary, HEAL, by director/writer Kelly Noonan Gores and producer Adam Schomer. The film, currently on the festival circuit having had sold-out presentations at the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, AZ and The Maui Film Festival, will open commercially in Los Angeles on October 2Oth, with a New York opening set for October 27th. The Orchard has acquired digital rights to HEAL and will launch the film late in the year.HEAL takes its viewers on a scientific and spiritual journey that reveals the incredible intelligence of the human body and how our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions strongly affect our health. Through interviews with such luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, and Anita Moorjani, the film highlights the often-surprising relationship between spirituality and Science and how we have more control over our health than we have been taught to believe. Central to HEAL are the stories of real people on genuine healing journeys, who make powerful realizations on their respective roads to recovery. Through these stories, audiences discover how everything that happens in our bodies is inextricably connected to-and often begins with-our minds. All the voices in HEAL combine to make an inspiring and emotional exploration of health-- what works, what doesn't, and why. "HEAL is a film about possibility and hope, meant to inspire, empower, and inform. Over 133 million people in the US are dealing with chronic illness and now thanks to Paladin and The Orchard, we have the opportunity to reach many more people with the film's message," said Noonan Gores. "The reaction and feedback from film festivals has been incredible, and we can't wait to see how wider audiences will react to our work." Paladin President Mark Urman, who saw HEAL in June at the Illuminate Film Festival says, "Having distributed Tom Shadyac's extraordinary-and extraordinarily successful- I AM, I'm fully aware of how many people want and need to see films about making ourselves and our world better. HEAL is bound to strike a chord with that audience, and we look forward to connecting them to such an inspiring, mind-opening experience." In addition to traditional theatrical engagements, plans are already underway to extend the film's big-screen presentation with a series of one-night-only, special- event screenings run by event specialists Hydro Studios. These will commence following the Los Angeles opening and will extend throughout the entire fall.