After successful Canadian festival premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival and imagineNATIVE, Reel Injun opened theatrically on February 19 in Toronto at the AMC Yonge and Dundas and in Vancouver at the Tinseltown, distributed by Domino Film.
Media coverage in anticipation of the theatrical premiere has been excellent, with Brian D. Johnson of Maclean’s magazine hailing the film as Reel Injun is “funny and shocking.” Todd Brown of Twitchfilm.net called the film "smart, funny, insightful and hugely entertaining," with Nowmagazine giving Reel Injun four stars!
U.S. and festival premieres
After an appearance at two Native American film festivals, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana (February 12-21, 2010) and the Palm Springs Native American Film Festival (March 10-14, 2010), Reel Injun will make its official U.S. premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas (March 12-20, 2010). We’ll also hopefully be making a major announcement regarding U.S. distribution of Reel Injun at SXSW – but more about that as we get closer to the premiere!
Reel Injun made its Montreal premiere at the prestigious International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) (March 18-28, 2010), before completing a successful theatrical run at Cinema du Parc in April. The film also completed a great run at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon.
From then on, we’ve been booked at a growing list of festivals around the world: the Bradford International Film Festival in the United Kingdom (March 18-28, 2010), the Bermuda International Film Festival (March 19-25, 2010), the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (March 12-14, 2010),Sapatq’ayn Cinema, the University of Idaho’s annual Native American film festival (March 25-28, 2010) and Wairoa Māori Film Festival, New Zealand’s premiere Māori and indigenous film festival (June 4-7, 2010).
Stay tuned for more info!