First Run acquires rights to 'Dangerous Man'


First Run Features has acquired North American rights to Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith's documentary "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." A theatrical run is planned for February.

The doc just picked up a Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review and is also and on the Academy's shortlist of 15 films under consideration for the best documentary feature Oscar.

The film focuses on Ellberg's release of the Pentagon Papers, the Dept. of Defense history of the Vietnam War, and the impact of their publication in the New York times on the administration of Richard Nixon and the war in Vietnam.