New York, NY – November 19, 2014 – Film & TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all North American rights to The Yes Men Are Revolting, a comic documentary that premiered earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival and will have its New York premiere as the closing night film of the DOC NYC festival tomorrow.
The film, which is the third installment of the unabashedly provocative series, is co-directed by Emmy-nominated Laura Nix and returning prankster-activists Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. This time, The Yes Men tackle the issues of global warming and middle-aged activism — all with their unique, uproarious flair.
“We’re thrilled to partner with The Orchard on the release of The Yes Men Are Revolting,” share Nix and The Yes Men. “They really understand the film and how to take advantage of the social media following we’ve accumulated over the years. We look forward to the most successful outing yet.”
This tome sees the dynamic duo from The Yes Men (2003) and The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) get back into their thrift store-bought suits and shameless can-do attitude, with the one caveat that they are now also in their 40s and bound by certain classic societal commitments. Bichlbaum and Bonanno juggle to shed light on the attitude and malpractice seen by greedy mega-corporations, corrupt governments and complacent media in regards to one of the biggest concerns of our time: global warming.
“The Yes Men Are Revolting continues the glorious tradition of hilariously duping the media and government while also remaining socially relevant,” says The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “Andy, Mike and Laura have delivered a unique film – one that entertains and inspires audiences to make a difference.”
The deal was negotiated by The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo and Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers. The Yes Men Are Revolting will be released theatrically and digitally across North America in 2015.
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