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OCTOBER 19, 2013
The film will become available worldwide on iTunes on November 5th, 2013 (in some areas sooner). Here is the link to the US store.

JULY 10, 2012
We are happy to announce that DARWIN will have a theatrical release in Canada beginning in August 2012! Details coming soon. The distribution will be handled by Canada's leading independent distribution company KinoSmith.

MAY 15, 2012
The film finished a successful theatrical run in Zurich! Thanks to all who came to see the film! Have a look at this review (in German).

FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Congratulations to Michael Brook for his score to UNDEFEATED, which won the Academy Award for best documentary! It was a great honor to work with him on DARWIN. Thanks again, Michael!

JANUARY 26, 2012
DARWIN had its biggest audience in a single screening. Over 800 people came to see the film during the Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page.

NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Writing about the Academy Awards Documentary shortlist, THE WRAP mentions DARWIN very kindly on page 3 of this article. "And I'd love to see "Darwin," Nick Brandestini's wonderfully moody and idiosyncratic portrait of a desolate California desert town, make the cut..."
Thank you Steve Pond!!

OCTOBER 23, 2011
And another one! DARWIN wins the Best Documentary Award at the Austin Film Festival. Check out this VARIETY post. Thank you AFF, jury, and audience!!

OCTOBER 8, 2011
DARWIN wins an Honorable Mention Award for Best Documentary at the Bend Film Festival (Oregon, USA)!

OCTOBER 1, 2011
DARWIN wins a Best Documentary Award at the Zurich Film Festival!

SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
DARWIN now has an official TOMATOMETER rating on the world's largest review website "Rotten Tomatoes". Have a look here.

AUGUST 11, 2011
DARWIN got a good review in the New York Times today! "We can only marvel at their candor when faced with Nick Brandestini's camera... teasing out tales of shady pasts and estranged children, he exposes ever-deeper layers... a droll and dusty portrait." New York Times review.

JULY 15, 2011
After the successful screenings at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the biggest Czech film website posted over 40 reviews of DARWIN. With a score of 86%, we received one of the highest ratings of any film in the festival. Almost all reviewers awarded DARWIN with 4 or 5 stars (out of 5)!

MAY 17, 2011
We are happy to announce that DARWIN won the Special Jury Mention Award at the DocAviv International Film Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel!
Here's an article about the festival winners.

APRIL 11, 2011
DARWIN received the "Festival Favorite" Audience Award from the Sonoma International Film Festival. The film sold out to packed houses every screening and had to have an additional screening added.
Here's the indieWIRE article about the award.

FEBRUARY 17, 2011
We are happy to announce that DARWIN won an award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - the Big Sky Award for Artistic Vision! DARWIN will screen again on Saturday, February 19th, 8 PM at the historic Wilma theatre in Downtown Missoula.
Check out the Big Sky website.

FEBRUARY 10, 2011
Critic Josef Woodard named DARWIN "best documentary of the festival" adding that "unlike docs with larger subjects and motives in mind, DARWIN was all about the profundity of small things in humanity and the planet - a compassionate, beautifully made film."
Read the article in the Santa Barbara Independent.

FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Critic Peter Rainer calls DARWIN "a big highlight" on Filmweek.

FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Due to popular demand, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival added another screening of DARWIN. It will take place on Sunday, February 6 @ 4:20 PM at the Metro 4 Theatre. We are very excited about the buzz surrounding the film! Thank you dear audience and festival people!!

JANUARY 7, 2011
The world premiere of DARWIN will take place at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival!


 
SCREENINGS 2013

KINO NISCHE WINTERTHUR
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 7:30 pm
Kulturzentrum Gaswerk
Untere Schöntalstrasse 19
8406 Winterthur
Switzerland
www.kinonische.ch

SPECIAL SCREENING AT
CHALET EDELWEISS IN L.A.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:00 pm
8740 Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, USA
Part of "Dinner and a Movie"
Director is in attendance.

SCREENINGS 2012

FILMSTELLE VSETH ZURICH
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 20:00 pm
Universitaetsstrasse 6 / CAB
ETH Zentrum,
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
The director will be present
www.filmstelle.ch

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR IN MILL VALLEY
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:00 am
Throckmorton Theatre
Mill Valley, California, USA
www.throckmortontheater.com

TUCSON FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 11:30 am
Century El Con 20
Tucson, Arizona, USA
www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com

FILM FEST EBERSWALDE
Monday, October 8, 2012, 8:00 pm
Eberswalde, Germany
www.filmfest-eberswalde.de

VLADIVOSTOK INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
Monday, September 24, 2012, 9:10 pm
Ussuri Cinema, Vladivostok Mall
Vladivostok, Russia
www.vladivostokfilmfestival.ru

BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
August 24 to 28, 2012
506 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.bloorcinema.com

MOUNTAINFILM IN TELLURIDE
Saturday, May 26, 12:00 pm, Nugget Theatre
Sunday, May 27, 10:00 am, Masons Hall
Telluride, Colorado, USA
www.mountainfilm.org

UPDOCS SCREENINGS
In Rhinebeck, New York, USA:
Saturday, May 19, 6:45 pm
Thursday, May 24, 6:00 pm
In Woodstock, New York, USA:
Sunday, May 20, 5:30 pm
www.upstatefilms.org

FILMPODIUM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Thursday, April 26, 18:15
Saturday, April 28, 18:15
Sunday, April 29, 15:00
Monday, April 30, 20:45
Wednesday, May 2, 15:00
Friday, May 4, 18:15
Thursday, May 10, 18:15
Sunday, May 13, 21:00
Location: Nüschelerstrasse 11, 8001 Zürich
www.filmpodium.ch

RIVERRUN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am, aperture 2
Tuesday, April 17, 2:00 pm, aperture 1
Thursday, April 19, 2:00 pm, aperture 1
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
www.riverrunfilm.com

DANISH FILM INSTITUTE
March 22-28
Cinemateque
Copenhagen, Denmark
www.dfi.dk

FREE ZONE FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, March 22, 8:00 pm
Cultural Center REX
Belgrade, Serbia
www.freezonebelgrade.org

SALEM FILM FEST
Sunday, March 4, 6:45 pm
Main Theatre
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
www.salemfilmfest.com

SALT SPRING FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 3, 2:30 pm
Room 207
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
www.saltspringfilmfestival.com

PORTLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, February 17, 8:45 pm
World Trade Center Theater
Saturday, February 25, 1 PM, Cinema 21
Portland, Oregon, USA
www.festivals.nwfilm.org

AVAILABLE LIGHT FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, February 10, 2:30 pm
Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
www.yukonfilmsociety.com

SOLOTHURN FILM FESTIVAL
Solothurn, Switzerland
www.solothurnerfilmtage.ch
Sunday, January 22, 5 pm, Canva Club
Wednesday, January 25, 5:45 pm, Reithalle
FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE


SCREENINGS 2011

RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU
DOCUMENTAIRE DE MONTREAL (RIDM)
Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 pm, Parallèle
Saturday, November 19, 7:00 pm, ONF
Montréal, Canada
www.ridm.qc.ca

SCANORAMA EUROPEAN FILM FORUM
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 pm, Pasaka
Thursday, November 17, 5:30 pm, Pasaka
Vilnius, Lithuania
www.scanorama.lt

HOF INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, October 28, 7:15 pm, Cinema Classic
Saturday, October 29, 7:15 pm, Cinema Classic
Sunday, October 30, 11:45 am, Cinema City
Director Nick Brandestini will be in attendance.
www.hofer-filmtage.com

SPECIAL SCREENING AT UCLA
Monday, October 24, 7:00 pm
James Bridges Theater
Los Angeles, California, USA
Writer/Co-Producer Taylor Segrest and
Co-Producer Sandra Ruch in attendance.
More infos here.

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, October 21, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 26, 7:15 pm
Austin, Texas, USA
www.austinfilmfestival.com
Nick Brandestini (Director & Producer)
will be attending the event.

OJAI FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, October 21, 10:00 am, Ojai Playhouse
Saturday, October 22, 5:30 pm, Theater 150
Ojai, California, USA
www.ojaifilmfestival.com
Sandra Ruch (Co-Producer) will be
attending the event.

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday, October 19, 11:45 am
Thursday October 20, 12:20 pm
Wednesday October 26, 11:15 am
Bergen, Norway
www.biff.no

HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 pm, Malco 1
Thursday October 20, 9:00 pm, Malco 2
Hot Springs, Arkansan, USA
www.hsdfi.org

PLANET IN FOCUS FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 15, 9:30 pm
Toronto, Canada
www.planetinfocus.org

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, October 13, 4:00 pm
Friday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 16, 9:00 pm
www.bfi.org.uk
Nick Brandestini (Director & Producer)
will be attending the event.

TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, October 7, 4:00 pm
Thursday, October 13, 2:00 pm
Tacoma, Washington, USA
www.grandcinema.com

BEND FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, October 7, 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 6:00 pm
www.bendfilm.org

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, September 23, 21:30
Sunday, September 25, 21:30
Wednesday, September 28, 17:15
Location: Cinema Corso 4
Tickets and more information here: www.zurichfilmfestival.org
Nick Brandestini (Director & Producer) will be present at the screenings.

RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Monday, September 12, 14:00
Saturday, September 17, 16:30
www.arsenals.lv

ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 18, 4:00 pm at the
Park Lane Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
www.atlanticfilm.com

DOCUWEEKS THEATRICAL SHOWCASE
NEW YORK at IFC Center.
323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street
Fri 8/12     12 noon     5:15 PM *
Sat 8/13     1:45 PM     7:25 PM *
Sun 8/14     3:30 PM     9:50 PM *
Mon 8/15     12 noon     5:15 PM *
Tue 8/16     1:45 PM     7:25 PM *
Wed 8/17     3:30 PM     9:50 PM *
Thu 8/18     12 noon     5:15 PM *

LOS ANGELES at Laemmle Sunset 5.
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Fri 8/19     1:50 PM     7:40 PM * +
Sat 8/20     12 noon     5:25 PM * +
Sun 8/21     3:35 PM     9:50 PM * +
Mon 8/22     1:50 PM     7:40 PM * +
Tue 8/23     3:35 PM     9:50 PM *
Wed 8/24     12 noon     5:25 PM *
Thu 8/25     1:50 PM     7:40 PM *

* Q & A will follow these screenings
(second screening of the day).

+ A SPECIAL GUEST, Ryal Strom, from the
film will participate in Q & A on these days
(second screening of the day).

For tickets in New York, click here.
For tickets in Los Angeles, click here.


MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 16, 12 pm, Railroad Square Cinema
Monday, July 18, 9:15 pm, Railroad Square Cinema
www.miff.org
Taylor Segrest (Writer and Co-Producer) will be attending the event.

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
This is the European Premiere of the film. We are very honored to be part of this fantastic festival!
Sunday, July 3, 18:30 pm, Cas Cinema
Monday, July 4, 1:00 pm, Drahomira Cinema
www.kviff.com
Nick Brandestini (Director and Producer) will be attending the event.

LITTLE ROCK FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 2, 2:15 pm, Riverdale Cinema
Friday, June 3, 12:10 pm, Riverdale Cinema
www.littlerockfilmfestival.org

DOCAVIV INT'L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 14, 12:30 pm, Cinemateque 2
Monday, May 16, 2:00 pm, Cinemateque 1
Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 am, Cinemateque 1
Friday, May 20, 12:00 pm, Cinemateque 2
www.docaviv.co.il
Nick Brandestini (Director and Producer) will be attending the screenings.

DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 pm
at the Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada.
www.doxafestival.ca
Taylor Segrest (Co-Producer & Writer) will be attending the screening.

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 9, 9:45 am
Sunday, April 10, 12:15 pm
Sandra Ruch (Co-Producer) and Taylor Segrest (Co-Producer & Writer) will be attending the screenings.
www.sonomafilmfest.org

DOCUMENTARY EDGE FILM FESTIVAL
Auckland
Saturday, February 26, 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 3, 8:15 pm
Saturday, March 5, 4:30 pm
Wellington
Saturday, March 19, 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 24, 8:15 pm
Friday, March 25, 12:00 pm
Fri Feb 4, 4:00 PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
www.documentaryedge.org.nz

BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
The director will be attending.
Sat Feb 12, 5:00 PM, Pipestone
www.bigskyfilmfest.org

SANTA BARBARA 3RD WEEK SCREENINGS
The film will play again in Santa Barbara on Saturday, February 12 at 4 PM at the Riviera Theatre
3rd Weekend Schedule

SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The world premiere of Darwin will take place at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The director and special guests will be attending.
Wed Feb 2, 8:00 PM, Metro 4 Theatre IV
Thu Feb 3, 8:05 AM, Metro 4 Theatre II
Fri Feb 4, 4:00 PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
www.sbiff.org/


 
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