Disney’s National Geographic Documentary Films and NEON has announced today that the Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated film “Fire Of Love”, directed by Sara Dosa, will be going back to theatres in the United States this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14th February 2023, with a special introduction from Miranda July. The documentary feature is also produced by Dosa along with Shane Boris and Ina Fichman and edited by Erin Casper and Jocelyne Chaput.
“Fire Of Love” follows French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft. They loved two things — each other and volcanoes. Director Sara Dosa and her talented team used 16 mm footage shot by the Kraffts to represent the passion, explosiveness and unpredictability of love. The film continues to inspire audiences across the globe to pursue their own passions, find their own spirit of adventure, and ultimately fall in love with the unknown.
Following its Sundance premiere, the film was released theatrically in July and hailed by Variety as “a spellbinding experience” and The Hollywood Reporter as “a gorgeously photographed, dreamily constructed portrait.” It is currently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, winning the Golden Tomato for Best Reviewed Documentary of 2022, was named to more than two dozen Best Films of 2022 lists, was named the Best Documentary of the Year by Rolling Stone, and is the highest grossing documentary nominated for an Academy Award in the documentary category.
The Oscar-, BAFTA-, DGA-, PGA- and ACE-nominated film picked up multiple awards this past fall, including two Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards, for Best Documentary Feature and Best Archival Documentary along with two IDA Documentary Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Writing. In January, the film was awarded three Cinema Eye Awards, Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Visual Design and Outstanding Sound Design.
Theatrical engagements for the Valentine’s Day event include (but are not limited to) AMC Empire 25 (New York), AMC Lincoln Square (New York), Regal Union Square (New York), AMC Century City (Los Angeles), AMC Santa Monica Promenade (Santa Monica, Calif.), Lemmle Monica Film Center (Santa Monica, Calif.), AMC River East (Chicago, Ill.), Regal King of Prussia (King of Prussia, Pa.), AMC Kabuki (San Francisco), AMC Metreon (San Francisco), AMC Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) and AMC Boston Common (Boston).
The film’s director Sara Dosa said in a statement:
“I’m thrilled “Fire Of Love” is back in theaters — especially for Valentine’s Day. We think of our film as a love triangle between two humans and volcanoes centered on the mysteries of both our planet and the human heart. I’m particularly happy that audiences are getting to know the Kraffts 30 years after their deaths — especially that Katia is being so celebrated once again as one of the first pioneering women in geosciences whose work inspired women to break through sexist boundaries in her own time, and her legacy is continuing to do so today.”
“Fire Of Love” was initially released in theaters in select cities on Wednesday, July 6th 2022, rolled out nationwide throughout the summer and had an IMAX run in select cities in October of 2022. The film premiered as a Day One selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award, and has since played at many other prestigious festivals, including New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, True/False, CPH:DOX and Doc10.
In addition, the critically acclaimed documentary is currently available on Disney+ and Hulu. The film will have its broadcast debut on KABC Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 p.m. PST and on WABC Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. EST.
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