Some of the world's most innovative documentary filmmakers will explore the hidden side of everything.
Freakonomics is a new documentary based on the 2005 bestselling book by authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, which opens in theaters on October 1st. We recently had the opportunity to speak with documentary filmmakers Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), who both contributed segments to the film. The two directors spoke candidly about their work, adapting the book into a movie and how they incorporated their signature styles into the project. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Freakonomics is based on 2005 bestseller by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The film is split into several different sections and are directed by some of the finest documentary directors working in the industry today including Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Alex Gibney (Casino Jack and the United States of Money), Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters).Read More
Magnolia Pictures lets viewers pay what they want for a Freakonomics advance screening Magnolia Pictures and the Green Film Company announced today a unique screening program in ten cities across the country that will allow filmgoers to choose how much they want to pay for an advance look at Freakonomics: The Movie. The highly anticipated film version of the internationally bestselling book by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt hits theaters nationwide on October 1st. These pay-what-you-want screenings offer fans a chance to see the film on Wednesday, September 22nd, over a week before its official opening, at Landmark Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver and Seattle.
Tickets for the screenings are now available, and are being exclusively sold online through MovieTickets.com. Filmgoers can choose how much they wish to pay-anywhere in the range of $.01 to $100, with the completion of a short questionnaire. The survey, which after completion gives access to the ticket buying page on MovieTickets.com, is accessible here.Read More
Apple has debuted the movie trailer for Magnolia Pictures' documentary adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book series Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
Freakonomics premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April to mixed reviews and has a score of 60% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes.Read More
The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to Freakonomics, the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years: Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Academy Award® nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Academy Award® nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters).
Produced by Chad Troutwine, with Chris Romano and Dan O'Meara of the Green Film Company, Freakonomics is the Closing Night Gala film selection at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Alex Gibney takes a visually arresting look at the crumbling façade of Sumo wrestling and exposes searing and violent truths about this ancient and revered sport. Morgan Spurlock offers up a buoyant and revealing angle on the repercussions of baby names. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing balance levity and candor with an eye-opening profile of underachieving kids incentivized to learn with cold hard cash. Finally, Eugene Jarecki investigates an unsettling theory to explain why crime rates dramatically dropped in the early '90s. Seth Gordon weaves the pieces together with brisk interludes, providing context and commentary from the authors.Read More
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced that Freakonomics will serve as the closing gala of the Festival on April 30. The Festival will also host a gala premiere of Letters to Juliet on April 25 and a special presentation of My Own Love Song. The 9th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) will run from April 21 to May 2, 2010.
From the innovative documentary filmmakers behind Super Size Me, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Jesus Camp, Why We Fight and "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, comes Freakonomics, a dynamic adaptation of the smash bestselling book, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Exposes the Hidden Side of Everything" by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The groundbreaking book spent more than 2 years on the New York Times Bestseller list and is now one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. Directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Eugene Jarecki and Seth Gordon, Freakonomics will have its world premiere at TFF as the closing gala of the Festival and is produced by Chad Troutwine (Paris, je t'aime) and Green Film Company's Chris Romano and Dan O'Meara (By The People: The Election of Barack Obama) with financial services by Cold Fusion Media.Read More