Re: "Licensed To Kill"

Melissa Ponder (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 14:12:08 -0700

>>>>Double Winner at Sundance Screens in JUNE
>>>>Offering a provocative look at anti-gay murders, Arthur Dong's LICENSED TO
>>>>KILL, winner of the Best Documentary Director Award and the Filmmakers
>>>>Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, continues its critically
>>>>acclaimed theatrical tour in cities through the month of June. Exclusive
>>>>engagements are set for Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Salt Lake City,
>>>>Olympia, Hartford, and Sydney, Australia(details below).
>>>>Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times calls LICENSED TO KILL "A powerful
>>>>investigation centering on interviews with an unnervingly candid group of
>>>>convicted murderers of homosexuals. A chilling look at the real face of
>>>>evil." Emmanuel Levy of Variety describes LICENSED TO KILL as "...a
>>>>harrowing look at homophobia and gay bashing...a highly intelligent, matter
>>>>of fact exploration of sexual prejudice and violence."
>>>>The Sundance Film Festival writes: "Without forcing conclusions, Dong has
>>>>created a complex portrayal of hate crime in America. But LICENSED TO KILL
>>>>resonates far beyond the situations it portrays; it is a powerful document
>>>>about how easily people turn to violence, whether out of anger, confusion,
>>>>self-hatred, or ignorance."
>>>>And Steven Jenkins in Detour Magazine says: "LICENSED TO KILL recalls such
>>>>docs as "The Thin Blue Line" and "Brother's Keeper" in its narrative
>>>>and themetic intensity. Not to be confused with "License to Kill," the
>>>>late-1980s James Bond yawner, Dong's thoroughly compelling, even necessary
>>>>film will leave viewers shaken and stirred."
>>>>An exclusive interview with filmmaker Arthur Dong and selected clips from
>>>>LICENSED TO KILL will be broadcast on PBS throughout June as part of the
>>>>award-winning series, "In the Life." Check your local PBS station or
>>>>listings to confirm dates.
>>>>Catch LICENSED TO KILL at one of these theaters this month:
>>>>SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL - June 10, 6pm:
>>>>Contact festival for details: email:; web site:
>>>>Skeive Filmer, Filmens Hus, Dronningensgt. 16, Oslo, Norway; Home page:
>>>>SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - June 20-22:
>>>>Varsity Theater, 4329 University, NE; box office: 206/632-3131
>>>>SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - June 20-22:
>>>>Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave.; box office: 619/283-5909
>>>>OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON - June 22-25:
>>>>Capitol Theater, 206 E 5th Ave.; box office: 360/754-6670
>>>>HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT - June 27 - July 3:
>>>>Real Art Ways Cinema, 56 Arbor St.; box office: 860/232-1006
>>>>SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - June 27 - July 3:
>>>>Tower Theater, 876 East 900 South St., Salt Lake City; box office:
>>>> 801/297-4040
>>>>Watch this space for new July listings, including screenings in
>>>>New Zealand, New Orleans, and Columbus.
>>>># # #
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