AUGUST 13, 2015
Canadian Premiere – “Requiem for the American Dream” Opens the 2015 Lunenburg Doc Fest
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – Lunenburg Doc Fest announced today that Requiem for the American Dream will have its Canadian Premiere at the 2015 Lunenburg Doc Fest on Friday, September 25. The film, featuring Noam Chomsky – one of the world’s preeminent thought leaders, is a riveting exposé of the coordinated campaign to concentrate wealth and power into the hands of a select few. The documentary’s director/producer, Kelly Nyks, will be a presenting guest of The Festival.
“We vetted over 900 films this year and I’m delighted to present this powerful film as our opening night Gala screening,” says Pamela Segger, Co-chair of the Festival. “Our committee was unanimous in choosing this thought-provoking documentary. We believe Canadian audiences will be captivated by Requiem for the American Dream.”
A global phenomenon – both revered and reviled – Chomsky has authored over 100 books and is the 7th most cited person in history, behind the likes of Shakespeare, Aristotle, Marx and Plato. In his final long-form documentary interview, Noam Chomsky articulates ten fundamental principles that perpetuate this vicious cycle. Professor Chomsky provides penetrating insight into the demise of democracy and erosion of opportunity that are likely to be lasting hallmarks of our time.
“It is a great pleasure to premiere Requiem for the American Dream in Canada at Lunenburg Doc Fest and we are honored to see it selected as the festival’s opening feature film,” states Kelly Nyks. “As a member of the Corkum clan, it makes me especially proud to be celebrating the film in Lunenburg, one of the most beautiful towns in the country.”
Festival Passes including the gala screening and reception, which sold out quickly last year, are available for purchase online at http://www.lunenburgdocfest.com/tickets/ or at the Festival Box Office, 139 Montague Street, Lunenburg, while quantities last.
The Lunenburg Doc Fest runs September 25-27, 2015. The Opening Night Gala is made possible with the generous sponsorship of the Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar.
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Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases documentary films that entertain, educate, and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The festival is presented with the generous support of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Town of Lunenburg and Nova Scotia Tourism.
For more information contact Pamela Segger or Deb Beers at:
Mail: Box 1951, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 Canada
Phone: 902-634-3633 / 902-527-9094