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Foo Fighters Documentary, 'We Are the Thousand,' to Release This June

Directed by Anita Rivaroli, WE ARE THE THOUSAND proves that, together, impossible goals can be reached.

Foo Fighters Documentary, 'We Are the Thousand,' to Release This June

Breaking Glass Pictures and Blue Fox Entertainment have announced their first joint release, the jubilant SXSW and Hot Docs breakout documentary WE ARE THE THOUSAND. Chronicling the journey taken by 1,000 musicians to create the Biggest Rock Band on Earth, the film gives a first-hand account of the group's effort to play the iconic Foo Fighters anthem "Learn to Fly", convince Dave Grohl to play a concert in Cesena, Italy, and the global sensation the event became. The film will arrive in theaters and on VOD, digital on June 3.

"Blue Fox Entertainment is thrilled to partner with Breaking Glass Pictures on this unique look behind the largest rock band in history", said James Huntsman founder of Blue Fox Entertainment. Directed by Anita Rivaroli, WE ARE THE THOUSAND proves that, together, impossible goals can be reached. Like playing a song as a tribute to your favorite rock band after putting together 1,000 musicians and getting them to play perfectly in synch. It's what Rockin'1000 achieved, a group of Italian friends who quickly became a global community bringing together musicians from all around the world.

"This film showcases what working together, and a love for rock music, can achieve", said Rich Wolff, CEO at Breaking Glass Pictures. "We Are The Thousand is the perfect title to begin our newfound partnership with Blue Fox."

In 2015, Fabio, a marine biologist with a huge passion for rock music, convinced 1,000 musicians from all over Italy to gather in the small town of Cesena to play "Learn to Fly", the famous Foo Fighters' hit. His aim was to convince Dave Grohl, the leader of the band, to come and play in his town. A video clip of the performance together with Fabio's speech was published on YouTube, where it was viewed more than 50 million times. Soon afterward, Dave Grohl got the message and he decided to make the dream of the thousand come true by bringing the Foo Fighters to play in the village of Cesena. That was the beginning of an incredible adventure that created the largest community of rock music lovers, and changed the lives of many people. Forever.

"Teaming with Breaking Glass Pictures and Blue Fox Entertainment is exciting and the perfect fit for us", said producer Simone Catania. "US audiences have connected with WE ARE THE THOUSAND from day one. And now with an Audience Award from our North American Premiere at SXSW, our most favorite festival in the world, we are coming full circle and are thrilled to have the film released widely in North America."

WE ARE THE THOUSAND will receive a Day-and-Date release, opening in theaters June 3, as well as on VOD/digital platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Vimeo, DirecTV, Dish Network/Dish Digital, and through local cable & satellite providers.

Watch the "Learn to Fly - Rockin'1000 Official Video" here.


Created in 2015, BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT is a global film sales and domestic distribution company specializing in connecting filmmakers to audiences and buyers around the world. The company has a deep history in film production, marketing, finance, sales and distribution. Blue Fox's current US theatrical releases include the festival hit YOUNG HEARTS, and MY ZOE from writer/ director Julie Delpy. Recent releases include the critically acclaimed comedy SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER starring Bill Nighy, the family comedy ABE starring Noah Schnapp, the charming romcom A SIMPLE WEDDING, and KILLERMAN starring Liam Hemsworth. Blue Fox Entertainment's recent international sales titles include the acclaimed drama THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLFBOY starring Jaeden Martell, the hit romance THE LOST HUSBAND starring Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb, and the standout comedy STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN starring Billy Crystal and Ben


Founded in 2009 by industry veterans Rich Wolff and Richard Ross, Breaking Glass Pictures is a film distribution and media company that focuses on releasing unique and visionary independent films, inclusive of all genres, from around the world. In addition to theatrical, DVD, digital, and Video-on-Demand releases in North America, Breaking Glass functions as an international sales agent in all film markets, a producer of compelling independent cinema, facilitates festival, theatrical, and special event bookings, and offers a full-service marketing team (marketing strategy, artwork and trailer creation, PR, social media) to independent filmmakers.

Watch the trailer below!

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