VH1 Sets June Theatrical Openings for Alex Winter's 'Downloaded'

SXSW Napster Downloaded - H 2013
Courtesy of Trouper Productions

SXSW Napster Downloaded - H 2013

The documentary about digital media sharing also will bow on On Demand platforms in July.

VH1 has set theatrical opening dates for Alex WinterDownloaded, which will open at Manhattan’s Village East Cinema on June 21 and at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in Los Angeles on June 28. Additional theatrical bookings are scheduled for Albuquerque, Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Grand Rapids, Martha’s Vineyard, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as other cities to be announced, in partnership with specialty distributor Abramorama.

On July 1, the film will debut on On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and XBOX, in partnership with digital entertainment curator FilmBuff. 

The film, which debuted at SXSW in 2012 and played Toronto’s Hot Docs, focuses on the advent of digital media sharing, including the rise of Napster. The film features such music industry figures as The Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Noel Gallagher, Henry Rollins, former Sony Music Chairman Don Ienner and former record producer and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.

VH1 produced Downloaded for its film series VH1 rockDocs. It is written, directed and executive produced by Winter and executive produced by Maggie Malina. Executive producers for VH1 are Brad Abramson, Warren Cohen, Rick Krim, Bill Flanagan, Shelly Tatro and Jeff Olde. Winter produced Downloaded under Trouper Productions, the entertainment production entity he founded in 2006.