via press release:
SHOWTIME® ACQUIRES DREAMCATCHER
BEFORE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE
NEW YORK – January 22, 2015 – Showtime Networks has acquired the rights to DREAMCATCHER, the inspirational portrait of Chicago’s Brenda Myers-Powell whose Dreamcatcher Foundation fights to end human trafficking and to prevent the sexual exploitation of at-risk youth. The documentary was acquired before its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today.
DREAMCATCHER is set to world premiere on Sunday, January 25 at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Documentary section. Directed by veteran documentarian Kim Longinotto (Salma, Rough Aunties, Divorce Iranian Style), the film focusses on Brenda Myers-Powell, a former Chicago prostitute who helps women and teenage girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of young women, their families and the communities where they live. Armed with an overwhelming personality and unflinching focus, Brenda establishes The Dreamcatcher Foundation, which helps women and girls acquire the tools they need to leave the sex industry.
DREAMCATCHER is a Rise Films, Vixen Films and Green Acres production in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation. It is directed and shot by Kim Longinotto and produced by Lisa Stevens and three-time Emmy winner Teddy Leifer (The Interrupters, Oscar nominee The Invisible War). Executive Producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous and Regina K. Scully. Associate Producers are John Stack and Wilfred Spears. The SHOWTIME premiere of DREAMCATCHER has not been set yet.