The biggest documentary launch in modern times in Sweden

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* will be shown on 38 screens in Sweden in the coming month. The launch has already started with great film parties together with our friends at Doc Lounge in Malmö, Lund, Stockholm and Göteborg.

Friday 24 February the film opens in 14 theatres that will play the film commercially. On Wednesday 29th there will be a live broadcast from Malmö to 18 cinemas around the country. The audience can send text messages with questions to the director Fredrik Gertten and his lawyer Lincoln Bandlow.

Lincoln Bandlow is invited to Sweden to give a speech in parliament the same day, just before a screening of the film for the Swedish legislators. After the screening in parliament there will be debate about the worrying lack of balance between independent journalism and the growing PR and lobbying industry. Fredrik Gertten has been very active debating this issue in Swedish media over the last weeks. He asks for transparency:

"We the citizens need to know who pays for the lobbying. And how much."

Internationally, the film's festival life is gearing up. After IDFA in Amsterdam, the Sundance Film Festival, and Doc Point in Helsinki, now comes Zagreb Docs, the One World Film Festival in Prague, and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este in Uruguay, with more to be announced soon.

Below is a full list of the Swedish screenings.

Boxholm - 29 feb
Eslöv, Bian - 29 feb
Filipstad - 29 feb
Göteborg, Hagabion - 24 feb
Göteborg, Roy - 24 feb
Helsingborg, Röda Kvarn - 24 feb
Höör, Bio Vision - 25 mars
Kiviks bio - 1 mars
Kristianstad Filmmuseum - 17 mars
Kristianstad, Barbacka - 19 april
Lindesberg - 29 feb
Lund, Kino 24 feb
Lysekil - 29 feb
Malmö, Spegeln - 24 feb
Motala - 29 feb
Norrköping, CNEMA - 24 feb
Norrköping, Lilla Teatern - 29 feb
Osby , Bio Borgen - 29 feb
Oskarshamn - 29 feb
Simrishamn - 14 mars
Skene - 29 feb
Skoghall 29 feb
Skurup, Biorama - 29 feb
Skövde, Odeon (Skövde Kulturhus) - 18 mars
Staffanstorp, Staffanstorps bibliotek - 13 mars
Stockholm, Bio Rio - 24 feb
Stockholm, Victoria - 2 mars
Stockholm, Zita - 24 feb
Svalöv, Svalövs kulturhus - 29 feb
Tomelilla, Bio Rio - 20 mars
Trelleborg, Grand - 21 mars
Umeå, Folkets Bio - 24 feb
Uppsala, Fyris
Västerås, Elektra - 24 feb
Ängelholm, Röda Kvarn - 24 feb
Östersund, Regina - 24 feb

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The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

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