March 12, 2018
At the upcoming 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, two of RPJ’s clients will premiere documentary feature films as a part of the Festival’s Spotlight Documentaries and Viewpoints selections.
The Feeling of Being Watched, directed by Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker Assia Boundaoui and produced by Jessica Devaney, tells the story of Ms. Boundaoui’s investigation into the rumors of government surveillance in her childhood neighborhood outside of Chicago– a largely Arab-American neighborhood at the time. She soon learned the truth of the rumors, uncovering one of the largest counter-terrorism surveillance operations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation predating 9/11, during the 1990s and 2000s, under the name “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” The film is a 2018 Official Selection of its Viewpoints series, which encompasses documentaries and narratives from American and international filmmakers who push the boundaries of storytelling in film with strong vision, underrepresented perspectives and innovative styles.
Roll Red Roll, directed by Nancy Schwartzman and produced by Jessica Devaney and Steven Lake, follows the story of high school football and sexual assault that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio, in 2012. With access to police documents and other evidence, the film looks at the attitudes and mindsets of those involved on both sides of the event to ask the question, “Why didn’t anyone stop it?” Roll Red Roll is a 2018 Official Selection in its Spotlight Documentary series representing important stories and acclaimed filmmakers from this year. The film will also be playing as part of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.
RPJ provided production legal services for both films and proudly congratulates our clients on their films’ success!