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SUNDANCE NOW DOC CLUB RESCUES ALEX GIBNEY'S TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE AND SECURES STREAMING RIGHTS TO PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE OSCAR-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FOR LIMITED TIME


 

Doc Club Will Also Become Exclusive Streaming Platform for Jafar Panahi's This Is Not A Film

 

New York, NY (October 26, 2015) - SundanceNow Doc Club, the advertising-free boutique SVOD service dedicated solely to documentaries, announced today that it has successfully licensed streaming rights to one of the most important and previously unavailable documentaries of the past decade: Alex Gibney's TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (2007), which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This deal successfully concludes Alex Gibney's extensive efforts to bring the film back to the US public and underscores Doc Club's commitment to curating the best documentaries for its members.   

 

Thom Powers, resident curator of Doc Club, was well aware of Gibney's desire to figure out a way to make TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE available in the US despite the fact that many of the film's US rights had been tied up for years in legal proceedings. Powers approached Gibney to see if Doc Club could help in some way and eventually Doc Club was able to license streaming rights albeit for only a matter of months.     

 

Linda Pan, SVP of New Digital Business for AMC Networks, also recently finalized a deal for streaming rights to Jafar Panahi's acclaimed documentary THIS IS NOT A FILM (2011), which had likewise become unavailable to stream online. When both documentaries go live today on Monday, October 26, they will be available to stream only at SundanceNow Doc Club.

 

On the acquisition, Pan said: "Documentaries are meant to be seen and discussed, and it's so important to connect audiences with great docs that may not be easily accessible for one reason or another. We are proud to make a deeply impactful doc available online for the first time in many years."

 

Adds Powers: "TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE examines a troubling chapter in America's recent history. We at Doc Club are honored to create the chance for new audiences to engage with Gibney's revelatory investigation. This is contemporary documentary making at its best."

 

Adds Gibney: "I'm thrilled that TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE will once again be available to the American public, as its story of torture and corruption is as relevant as ever. SundanceNow Doc Club has been a wonderful partner in helping bring my documentary to new audiences once more."