Magazine article Screen International

Gravitas Ventures Acquires 'The Reagan Show'

Magazine article Screen International

Gravitas Ventures Acquires 'The Reagan Show'

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Documentary to premiere at Tribeca on April 22.

Gravitas Ventures has taken North American theatrical and streaming rights and CNN Films has acquired North American broadcast rights to The Reagan Show.

Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill co-directed the documentary from a script by Velez, Josh Alexander and Francisco Bello.

The Reagan Show will premiere in documentary competition at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22 and is presented entirely through archival footage.

The film chronicles the 40th US President Ronald Reagan's previously unprecedented use of film crews and photographers to document the office of the president.

The Reagan Show will open theatrically on June 30, with VOD and home video release set for July 4. The broadcast premiere on CNN will follow the North American theatrical and video release.

"These tapes allow us to track Reagan through the end of the Cold War - with all its confusion, fear, humor and, above all, irony," said Pettengill. …

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