June 3, 2019
After a fantastic release in New York City in May, our client Watched Film, LLC’s limited theatrical run of its film The Feeling of Being Watched continues this month in Chicago and Los Angeles. The film will open this weekend, June 8-10, in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre in Lincoln Park, followed by a week-long run at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, June 21-29. There will be an additional free screening of the film in New York this week on Wednesday, June 5, hosted by the New America Foundation.
This feature-length documentary, directed by Algerian-American journalist and filmmaker Assia Boundaoui and produced by Jessica Devaney, tells the story of Ms. Boundaoui’s investigation into one of the largest counter-terrorism surveillance operations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation predating 9/11 and asks why her community, including her family, fell under investigation. The film documents Ms. Boundaoui’s struggles to disrupt the government secrecy shrouding what happened, and takes the FBI to federal court to compel them to make the records they collected on her community public. In the process, she confronts long-hidden truths about the FBI’s relationship to her community.
Purchase tickets and find more information about these and other upcoming screenings here. We hope you can attend!
RPJ provided production legal services for the production company. For more information about our entertainment practice, please visit our Entertainment Practice Area page or contact Nicole Page, lead entertainment attorney for the firm.