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Dada Films has acquired domestic theatrical rights to Bill Haney’s documentary The Last Mountain. The indie distributor plans to release the film in theaters June 3 in 20 markets.
The competition film, about an environmental clash between a small West Virginia community and a giant coal company engaging in mountaintop coal removal, had its world premiere Friday at the Prospector Square Theatre. Dada has committed to a seven-figure distribution budget in the hope that it can appeal to audiences in the same way that The Cove and An Inconvenient Truth did.
“This amazingly uplifting David and Goliath film combines superb storytelling and extraordinary cinematography,” said Dada president MJ Peckos. “The fight for Appalachia’s last great mountain has consequences which affect every American; the heroism and effectiveness of the ordinary Americans who are taking on the coal companies will inspire everyone who sees it.
Haney wrote the film with Peter Rhodes, and produced it along with Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Tim Disney and Tim Rockwood served as executive producers.
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