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Fredrik goes back to South America with BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

After s successful tour through Chile in April, director Fredrik Gertten now visits again, with screenings of Big Boys Gone Bananas!* in Santiago and Valparaiso. The film will screen once in each city, starting tomorrow July 2nd at Bar The Clinic, Santiago.

Later Fredrik will continue to Peru with both films. There will be screenings in Lima, Arequipa and Iquitos. After the Lima screenings Fredrik will be present for a Q&A with the audience.
See times and dates in Chile and Peru HERE.

Come and invite your friends!

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Upcoming Screenings of Bananas!* and Big Boys!*

Many upcoming screenings of both Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* this May and June!

The 16th Edition of DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival will take place from the 28th of May to the 2nd of June, and will include two screenings each of both Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!*. Fredrik will be there for question and answer sessions after each screening and will also teach a special master class, From Bananas! to Big Boys Gone Bananas!

The first screening will take place on Thursday, the 30th of May and the master class will take place on the 31st of May.

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Read more about the festival and screenings here


Big Boys Gone Bananas!* will be screened at this years San Francisco Green Festival on the 4th of June and will be followed by a discussion on media censorship. The conversation will be led by Stephen Talbot, Senior Producer of iFiles Channel at the Center for Investigative Reporting. The festival, which explores the relationship between people and the planet, will run from the 30th of May to the 5th of June.

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Details for the screening here

 

And for UK fans, there will be two chances in June to see Big Boys Gone Bananas!* on the big screen. The first on the 6th of June in London and the second on the 8th of June in Cardiff. Both will be shown during the UK Green Film Festival, which runs from the 1st to the 8th of June in fifteen cities around the UK.

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A list of all the screenings can be found here

 

 

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BIG BOYS ON CHILE TOUR!

In January, Big Boys Gone Bananas was the Documentary of the Month with screenings all over Spain. Now the tour continues to Chile! The first screening will be held in Santiago the 16th of April followed by a Q&A with director Fredrik Gertten. The tour continues for two weeks with screenings also in Valparaíso, Panguipulli, Puerto Montt and Valdívia.

Read more about the Santiago premiere HERE!

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North American DVD

We proudly present our new North American version of Big Boys.
With special introduction from Alex Gibney!
The DVD also includes a 10 minutes interview with Fredrik Gertten.

With format NTSC and DVD region 1 the DVD works perfectly on any Canadian or US equipment.

Buy it now in our WEBSHOP!


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Vote for Big Boys!

Help us make Big Boys Gone Bananas!* the 20th festival favorite to screen at HOT DOCS 20th anniversary in Toronto in April. Vote and share with all your friends! 

VOTE HERE! 

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Russian TV premiere!

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* and BANANAS!* on russian television 24Doc tomorrow January 19.

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Fredrik on Spanish National Radio

Listen to Fredrik Gertten interviewed on Spanish National Radio. 

Hoy empieza todo con Marta Echeverría-Fredrik Gertten, director de 'Big Boys Gone Bananas' - 08/01/13

The interview starts at ~1hs 12min. 

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BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - The Documentary of the Month

In January Big Boys Gone Bananas!* will be a part of the screening network The Documentary of the Month (www.eldocumentaldelmes.com), a network consisting of approximately 40 venues all around Spain, Chile and Argentina. It was initiated by production and distribution company Parallel40, with the aim of bringing documentary films closer to the people.

This month Big Boys Gone Bananas!* will be screening as The Documentary of the Month in 27 venues throughout Spain, starting the 8th. Some of the screenings are for free! Check out the schedule here.    BBGB_Español.jpg

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Screening cities:

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Panel discussion about Big Boys

Talking bout Big Boys!* Listen to the panel discussion after the screening of the film at West End Cinema, Monday night, November 26 here.

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Ken Silverstein
journalist and PR expert, interviewed in the film. 
Theodore Frank
Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter 
Diana Jean Schemo
executive editor 100 Reporters

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US BROADCAST!

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* first US broadcast on December 1.
20 million americans can watch the movie on DirecTV AUDIENCE Network™.
The show also includes an exclusive interview with director Fredrik Gertten.

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Broadcast dates:

12/1/12:           DirecTV initial airdate @9:00pm PST
12/2/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @12:00am PST
12/2/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @3:00pm PST
12/2/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @6:00pm PST
12/3/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @4:00pm PST
12/5/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @3:00pm PST
12/8/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @1:00pm PST
12/9/12:           DirecTV Broadcast @12:30pm PST

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