Written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), G-DOG is the remarkable story about the charismatic visionary Father Greg Boyle, Jesuit priest and unlikely gang expert who rescues tough street kids through the largest, most successful gang intervention program in the U.S.: Homeboy Industries.
G-DOG’s theatrical release in up to 15 U.S. markets kicked-off Cinedigm’s (NASDAQ: CIDM) new DOCURAMA multi-platform film brand and inaugural series of national theatrical screening events. The DOCURAMA film series will roll out 7 award-winning documentary films in 7 weeks, from April through June 16.
G-DOG will screen on Saturday, April 27 at 4pm and Sunday, April 28 at 1pm at Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 West Anderson Lane). In partnership with GE FOCUS FORWARD-Short Films, Big Ideas, a curatorial program inspired by GE’s vision of innovative people being the catalyst for world change, DOCURAMA will present a 3-minute short documentary with each feature film that has a complementary theme or subject matter. Panmela Castro, by filmmaker Heloisa Passos, will be shown before every screening of G-DOG. Born and raised in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Pamela is the president of Nami Network, a feminist organization that promotes women’s rights through graffiti-art. Every screening of G-DOG will be followed by a pre-taped Q&A with the director.