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Healthcare Doc ‘Bending the Arc,’ Exec Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gets U.S. Release (Exclusive)

16 August 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Abramorama has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the healthcare documentary “Bending the Arc,” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will open on Oct. 6 in New York, followed by a release to Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and select cities across the U.S.

The movie is directed by Kief Davidson, whose credits include “The Ivory Game” and “A Lego Brickumentary,” and Pedro Kos, an editor on “Waste Land” and “The Island President.” The producer is Cori Shepherd Stern (“Open Heart,” “Warm Bodies”).

The film centers on three Harvard med students — Jim Kim, current president of the World Bank; Paul Farmer; and Ophelia Dahl — who became pioneers of global health by inventing an international framework for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, Sars, and Ebola.

Variety‘s Geoff Berkshire gave “Bending the Arc” a strong review: “For anyone who wants to believe in »

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Film Review: ‘Bending the Arc’

24 April 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For anyone who wants to believe in the promise of Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote “the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice,” a film like “Bending the Arc” is downright inspiring. With the gripping appeal of a great epic novel, Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos’ documentary spans three decades of diligent work on the frontlines of global health crises to prove, in moving detail, the difference dedicated professionals can make in seemingly hopeless situations. The film, with the help of celebrity producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, should overcome resistance to ostensibly downbeat subject matter to garner attention in the nonfiction marketplace.

Davidson and Kos filter the story through the work and friendship of physicians Paul Farmer, the co-founder of Partners In Health, and Jim Yong Kim, the current president of the World Bank Group, who began as idealistic medical students with the simple goal of launching »

- Geoff Berkshire

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