'How to Fold a Flag' to Be Released Under 'Morgan Spurlock Presents' Label
The filmmaker has teamed with Virgil Films to release the feature documentary, which chronicles the homecomings of four Iraq war veterans, on several digital platforms May 23.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has teamed up with Virgil Films to release the feature documentary How to Fold a Flag under the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" label.
The movie, directed by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace), chronicles the disparate homecomings of four Iraq war veterans as each "struggles to define their wartime experience in a country largely indifferent to their service."
The film will be distributed as part of what's being touted as an "all-digital premiere" May 23, just ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. It will be available to watch via streaming on Netflix and via video-on-demand on iTunes, Hulu.com and the Hulu Plus subscription service, VUDU, CinemaNow and Amazon Instant Video along with cable VOD providers iNDemand and TVN.
Flag also will be released on DVD on June 14.
"How to Fold a Flag is a film that resonated with me from the moment I first saw it," Spurlock said. "For us to be able to release such an important and powerful movie with Virgil Films across all digital platforms is exactly what we've wanted to do with this label from the beginning."
Added Virgil CEO and founder Joe Amodei: "How to Fold a Flag not only pays tribute to our fighting soldiers, but it also is a plea for help to the very same people we pay tribute to. Following on the heels of our successful release of Restrepo, we wanted to continue to bring to American audiences important stories about our soldiers that need to be told."
Virgil is partnering with the war veterans organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to help spread the word about the film and the problems our soldiers face when they get home.
Other films from the Morgan Spurlock Presents label include Confessions of a Super Hero, Class Act and Chalk.
Spurlock's credits include Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.