AMBI Distribution Sets U.S. Theatrical Release For The William Friedkin Documentary “Friedkin Uncut”
AMBI Distribution, a division of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group, has set a U.S. theatrical release for director Francesco Zippel’s FRIEDKIN UNCUT opening tomorrow, August 23, 2019 in NY.
FRIEDKIN UNCUT is a Quoiat Films and TaTaTu Production. The film was directed/produced by Francesco Zippel (The Devil and Father Amorth), produced by Federica Paniccia and Andrew Iervolino. TaTaTu acquired rights for North America and the U.K. last September ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. It will be released in multiple markets in conjunction with Sarah Wexler’s Amor Media and will soon be available on Tatatu following a traditional theatrical & home entertainment release (www.tatatu.com).
FRIEDKIN UNCUT offers insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To Live and Die in L.A. and Killer Joe. For the first time, Friedkin opens up, guiding the audience on a fascinating journey through the themes and stories that have influenced his life and artistic career.
Thanks to a cast of friends and collaborators, including Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe, Wes Anderson, Matthew McConaughey, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Shannon, and Juno Temple, we discover stories, anecdotes, and discuss what being an artist really means in order to celebrate William Friedkin and the fun and passion for making art.
“The U.S. release of FRIEDKIN UNCUT” marks a special moment in the life of the film” states Francesco Zippel, “I’m happy that the American audience will have the chance to finally listen to the stories, appreciate the humor and witness the artistic genius of one of the most important living directors.”
Andrea Iervolino said: “Audiences will discover this brilliant film and instantly fall in love, which is why we are happy and eager to give it a theatrical release. Friedkin Uncut is a relatable documentary because at its heart, it is about the art of storytelling – a universal concept. Francesco did a masterful job making this movie, telling this story, and bringing in such an amazing stable of Hollywood stars to give it cinematic gravitas.”