Powerful Sports Documentary THE ALL-AMERICANS Chronicles Two East LA Teams Competing in Biggest High School Football Rivalry in the Country
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2020--
Forget “Friday Night Lights.” The biggest and most consequential high school football rivalry hits the gridiron each November when two teams put everything on the line in the “East LA Classic.” Now that rivalry and the off-the-field real life dramas that come to a head in the annual game are chronicled in a new sports documentary THE ALL-AMERICANS. Directed by Billy McMillin (award-winning West of Memphis ) and executive produced by multi-platinum recording artist Becky G, the documentary will have its virtual World Cinema Event Premiere on Saturday, August 29 at 9:00 pm EDT/1:00 am UTC via Gathr At Home™, Gathr’s virtual event cinema platform.
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Two high school football teams in East Los Angeles put it all on the line in powerful sports documentary THE ALL-AMERICANS from Gathr Films (Photo: Business Wire)
Home to the nation’s largest Latino immigrant population, East Los Angeles sits squarely in the crossfire of debate about American identity. Yet every November, this community comes together for a distinctly American event, drawing 25,000 proud locals to one of the country’s fiercest high school football rivalry games: “The East LA Classic.” The All-Americans follows four students seeking glory on the field, while grappling with personal obstacles and striving to make sense of their community’s place in today’s America.
The film’s director Billy McMillin says “ The All-Americans is not about one ragtag team prevailing over a villain team; it’s about East L.A. and how this unique community fits into the America of today. Not in a static way, but like all immigrant communities before them, in a way that is complex, evolving, growing, and changing the country.”
The All-Americans is produced by Delirio Films ( Ask. Dr Ruth, Honey Boy ) and Abramorama ( Cracked Up ). Gathr Films has the worldwide virtual event rights. Director: Billy McMillin. Executive Producer: Becky G. Producers: Christopher Leggett, Rafael Marmor, Billy McMillin, Timm Oberwelland. Running time: 98 minutes
The virtual event cinema release of The All-Americans benefits Operation Street Kidz, a community based organization dedicated to engineering success among kids, especially throughout the inner cities of the US.
About Billy McMillin: Director
Billy McMillin has spent over a decade as a writer and editor crafting a diverse mix of stories—from war-torn life in Academy Award Nominee Iraq in Fragments, to an epic search for justice in West of Memphis, to a quest for greatness amongst the world's best 7-year-old golfers in The Short Game. He edited Hulu’s original documentaries Becoming Bond and Too Funny To Fail, and led a team of editors on History & Viceland’s docuseries Hunting ISIS and SundanceTV’s true crime series No One Saw a Thing. Most recently, he edited the all-archival feature documentary Mike Wallace Is Here, which premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures. The All-Americans is his feature directorial debut.
About Becky G: Executive Producer
Becky G has toured alongside Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo and has recorded collabs with Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Yandel, and CNCO, among others. The Mexican-American RCA/Sony Music Latin recording artist is working on two upcoming albums, one in Spanish and the other in English. Becky was recently honored by her home city of Inglewood, California for her contributions to the Hispanic community. Recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s, “18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture” and one of Billboard’s “21 Under 21,” Becky’s unrivaled work ethic paired with her singing, acting, writing, and production talents make her a major force to be reckoned with hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay Charts (“Mayores” & "Sin Pijama”), starring roles in "Power Rangers" and "A.X.L.", and guest-starring in Fox TV’s Emmy-winning “Empire" series.
About Delirio Films:
Run by partners Rafael Marmor and Christopher Leggett, Delirio Films is an independent production company encompassing film, television, and commercials, with a particular emphasis on documentaries. For over 10 years, it has built a library of films which embodies a unique combination of artistic integrity and commercial viability. Delirio Films recently premiered three features at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival: Magnolia Film’s “Mike Wallace is Here”, Hulu Original “Ask Dr. Ruth”, and “Honey Boy” starring Shia LeBeouf, which was acquired by Amazon. Past films include SXSW Audience Award Winner “Becoming Bond” and "Too Funny to Fail”, which marked Hulu’s launch into original documentaries; Alma Har’el’s “LoveTrue” and her Tribeca winner “Bombay Beach”; Magnolia Films’ “No Place on Earth”; Netflix’s first original film and SXSW Audience Award winner, “The Short Game”; and Sundance Audience Award winner “The Green Prince”.
In September 2020, Delirio Films, in partnership with LeBron James’ SpringHill company, will be premiering the Netflix docu-series “The Playbook: A Coach’s Rules for Life”, which profiles championship-winning coaches as they share the rules they live by to achieve success in sports and in life. Past docu-series include “Hunting Isis” for The History Channel and Avi Belkin’s true crime docu-series “No One Saw a Thing” for The Sundance Channel and are currently in production on a Magic Johnson documentary.
About Gathr Films:
Gathr Films (Gathr®) was founded in 2011 by filmmaker Scott Glosserman to innovate within the motion picture theatrical distribution space. Gathr created Theatrical On Demand®, an event management and ticketing platform that distributes feature films and documentaries using technology to accommodate audience demand by leveraging unused cinema capacity. Gathr screens in over 4,000 cinemas in North America, having sold 750,000+ tickets to 11,000+ events. With Gathr At Home® the company once again introduces a first-of-its-kind: Virtual Event Cinema.
Films booked via Theatrical On Demand® include 2019's Academy Awards® winner, FREE SOLO, 2016 Academy Awards® nominee, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, 2014 Academy Awards® nominee, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, and 2013 Academy Awards® nominee, THE SQUARE. Other noteworthy titles include: AFTER, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, MARLEY, THE BREADWINNER, THE OVERNIGHTERS, GIRL RISING, WALK WITH ME, AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA. Gathr has set the Virtual Event Cinema Premiere of MEETING THE BEATLES IN INDIA for September 9, 2020. www.Gathr.com
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