UPDATED with trailer: Briarcliff Entertainment on Tuesday dropped the trailer for Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, the upcoming documentary from RBG and Julia administrators Betsy West and Julie Cohen.

The feature-length pic is gearing up for a theatrical launch July 15 after the distributor acquired it in April after its world premiere at SXSW. CNN Films will air it later this yr.

Here’s the trailer:

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, April 19: Briarcliff Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, the brand new documentary from administrators Betsy West and Julie Cohen. The distributor plans to open the movie nationwide July 15, with CNN Films planning to air it later within the yr.

The doc, which premiered at SXSW last month, is considered as an awards-season contender, with a 100% rating to date on Rotten Tomatoes.

The mission tells the story of Giffords, who was severely wounded in a 2011 assassination try and mass taking pictures whereas she was a congresswoman in Arizona. As she recovered, she grew to become a number one advocate for gun violence prevention, alongside along with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, who was later elected to the Senate. Giffords additionally has promoted the understanding of aphasia, a language situation attributable to mind injury.

The movie additionally options interviews with figures similar to Barack Obama, and consists of movies of Giffords within the weeks following the shootings.

Lisa Erspamer is producer of the documentary, and Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton of CNN Films are govt producers together with West and Cohen. Other EPs embody Ian Orefice and Alexandra Johnes of Time Studios and Oren Jacoby of Storyville Films.

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Briarcliff, mentioned in an announcement that the mission “is a movement image for the ages and a greater than worthy comply with as much as Julie and Betsy’s sward-winning movie RBG. Gabby Giffords’ story is one which must be seen by as many individuals as doable and we’re honored to be partnering with the filmmakers, CNN and Time Studios in bringing it to audiences all over the place.”

Cohen and West’s RBG, in regards to the lifetime of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was nominated for a Documentary Feature Oscar in 2019. The filmmakers mentioned that Giffords “is the hardworking, dragon-slaying, 80’s hits-singing, recumbent bike-riding hero all of us want proper now. We can’t watch for audiences to fall in love along with her as a lot as we have now.”

Erspamer, who secured the mission, mentioned that “working alongside Gabby and Mark to convey their story to fruition has been a labor of affection and one which fosters hope. I couldn’t be prouder to be related to this whole crew and looking out ahead to working with Briarcliff Entertainment to convey this movie to the plenty.”

The deal was negotiated by Ortenberg and by CAA Media Finance and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers. 

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