Newly minted indie distributor Red Flag Releasing will debut political documentary “8: The Mormon Propostion” on June 18 in theaters and via on demand and digital download channels.
Written and directed by former Mormon missionary Reed Cowan and narrated by screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”), the docu centers on the church’s involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s ongoing campaign against gay rights.
The launch date comes two years and a day after the first gay marriages took place in California. Pic will open in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Palm Springs, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Houston and Honolulu.
8″ is produced by Cowan, Steven Greenstreet, Chris Volz and Emily Pearson for David V. Goliath Prods. Cowan and Bruce Bastian exec producerd and Greenstreet co-directed.
There was so much confusion surrounding this issue during the campaign,” said Laura Kim of Red Flag. “It is important for people to understand that this is another struggle for civil rights.”
Veteran showbiz exec Kim has launched Red Flag with Paul Federbush and Ron Stein and plan to take advantage of available platforms to customize a release that’s organic to the needs of each film. The company plans to buy completed films at festivals and find projects in production where the company can provide finishing funds.