October 9, 2012
In Association with Epic Match Media (Executive Producer Billy Peterson) and Louverture Films (Executive Producers Joslyn Barnes, and Danny Glover), Shenandoah, directed by David Turnley, will premiere at the DOC NYC Documentary Film Festival, on Saturday, November 10 at 7pm, and Monday November 12, at 4pm, at the IFC Theatre 323 Avenue of the Americas, 212 924-7771. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday October 12th.
Shenandoah is an epic feature documentary about a coal mining town with a proud immigrant heritage, once pivotal in fueling America’s industrial revolution and today in decline and struggling to survive and retain its identity, soul and values - all of which were dramatically challenged when four of the town’s white, star football players were charged in the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant named Luis Ramirez. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley’s most personal work, Shenandoah creates a deeply felt portrait of a working class community, and the American Dream on trial.