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
“First They Killed My Father” will open in the following theaters:
Los Angeles – The LandmarkNew York C
ity – Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, iPic at Fulton Street TheatersAtlanta – Landmark’s Midtown Art CinemaBoston – Landmark’s Kendall Square CinemasChicago – Landmark’s Century CentreDallas – Landmark’s Magnolia TheatrePhiladelphia – Landmark’s R itz BourseSan Francisco – Landmark’s Embarcadero Center CinemaWashington D.C.- Landmark’s E Street CinemaSeattle – 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
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.