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Angelina Jolie’s Netflix Movie ‘First They Killed My Father’ to Get Theatrical Release

Jolie directed and wrote the film, which will screen at Toronto International Film Festival on Monday

Following standing ovations and rave reviews out of the Telluride Film Festival, Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” will open theatrically on September 15 in the top 10 markets, the same day that it launches globally on Netflix.

Before that, it is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday. On Sunday, Jolie joined TIFF’s Artistic Director Cameron Bailey on stage for an “In Conversation With…,” discussing her career and the film.

“First They Killed My Father” will open in the following theaters:

Los Angeles – The Landmark
New York City – Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, iPic at Fulton Street Theaters
Atlanta – Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema
Boston – Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas
Chicago – Landmark’s Century Centre
Dallas – Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre
Philadelphia – Landmark’s Ritz Bourse
San Francisco – Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema
Washington D.C.- Landmark’s E Street Cinema
Seattle – Landmark’s Crest Cinema Centre

This is a big move for Netflix, given that most theater chains had refused to screen Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation” in 2015 when it announced a day-and-date release. iPic screened “The Little Prince” in its theaters last year, and later inked a deal with the streaming platform to release its films in theaters on the same day they are made available online.

With more theater chains agreeing to screen a Netflix film via a day-and-date release, Netflix might have finally found a partner that theater owners can’t say no to.

Jolie directed the film adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978. The story is told through her eyes, from age five, when the Khmer Rouge came to power, to nine years old.

“First They Killed My Father” was written by Jolie and Ung and produced by Jolie and acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh.