GERMAN THEATRICAL RELEASE IS SET FOR JULY 26
The United States of Hoodoo is scheduled for theatrical release in Germany at the end of July. After starting in selected cinemas in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich, an extended tour throughout the country is planned. The theatrical distribution is organized in collaboration with German arthouse distributor Real Fiction.
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Musicality and rhythm will be decisive for The United States of Hoodoo at all levels. The editor who has most impressed director and producers in this respect is Martin Hoffmann. Martin has demonstrated his ability to find the right pace for complex narratives in numerous outstanding documentaries, among them highly acclaimed German productions like Trip to Asia and Rhythm Is It, which won him the German Film Award for Best Editing in 2005.
Director Oliver Hardt and Martin have just finished the first editing period of The United States of Hoodoo. The second phase begins at the end of August.
U.S. FUNDING STARTS
The producers are happy to announce that our dcoumentary The United States Of Hoodoo has been approved for the San Francisco Film Society’s project development & fiscal sponsorship program.
Acceptance into the program requires that the director demonstrates high professional standards through previous work and propose a project that promises to be an imaginative, if not transformative contribution to the media arts field. In addition, the prospective project must be feasible within the budget outlined. The San Francisco Film Society has just confirmed that our project meets all of these requirements.
For a period of two months, Darius James, the author of That´s Blaxploitation!!!! and Negrophobia, and German director and filmmaker Oliver Hardt (Black Deutschland) embark on a journey into the fabric of African-rooted, urban creativity. Their aim is to find voodoo’s contemporary forms of expression in music, arts and culture and to learn about their universal spiritual sources. Principal photography begins on April 7, 2011.
New Haven, CT / April 7 - 11
New York City, NY / April 12 - 21
New Orleans, LA / April 22 - May 2
Memphis, TN and Greenwood, MS / May 3 - 8
San Francisco, CA / May 9 -12
Seattle, WA / May 13 - 14
Chicago, IL / May 16 - 17
New York City, New Jersey, New Haven / May 18 - 25