‘Icarus’ Returning to Theaters Following Russia Olympics Ban (Exclusive)

‘Icarus’ Returning to Theaters Following Russia Olympics Ban (Exclusive)
Netflix is putting “Icarus,” its buzzy documentary about Russia’s doping program, back in theaters.

The film will screen this weekend in Los Angeles and will be shown the following weekend in New York. “Icarus” is available to Netflix subscribers on its streaming platform. It debuted in theaters on Aug. 4 for an awards-qualifying run. “Icarus” is seen as a possible contender for a best documentary Academy Award, but it needs to screen theatrically in order to get considered.

Netflix wants “Icarus” to hit the big screen again because of the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea following its probe into an elaborate doping scheme involving its athletes. “Icarus” follows director Bryan Fogel as he looks at the benefits and effects of using performance-enhancing drugs while competing in an amateur cycling race. Fogel stumbled into an international scandal when his research connected him with Grigory Rodchenkov, a key figure
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