"Oklahoma City" wins a Cine Golden Eagle Award!

"Oklahoma City" has earned a Cine Golden Eagle Award in the Nonfiction/Feature - Historical Events & Biographies category.

Oklahoma City traces the roots of the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history — the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995. The film explores for the first time how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement during the 80’s and 90’s— including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco -- led directly to the Oklahoma City bombing. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and an extremely timely warning. 

"Oklahoma City" has won a Peabody Award!

Ark Media's "Oklahoma City" is one of the 2018 Best Documentary winners for the Peabody Award!

The Peabody Awards recognize 30 stories each year in television, radio, and digital media that depict important societal problems. The awards are based at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Peabody board of jurors is an assembly of critics, journalists, media scholars, and industry professionals.

See the documentary winners below:

“America ReFramed: Deej”
“Chasing Coral”
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”
“Oklahoma City”
“The Islands and the Whales”
“Time: The Kalief Browder Story”

Hope & Fury Premieres March 24th on NBC

Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and the Media is a  new documentary film that examines how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and leaders of the civil rights movement used the power of print and visual media, especially television, to awaken America to the shame and injustice of racial inequality. From executive producer and NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack, the two-hour network event will premiere on NBC on March 24th at 8:00 pm ET and on MSNBC on March 25th at 9:00 pm ET.

Barak Goodman nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild Award

Barak Goodman has been nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild Award for his documentary "Oklahoma".

The 2018  Documentary Nominees are:
“Oklahoma City,” Written by Barak Goodman; American Experience Films
“Betting on Zero,” Written by Theodore Braun; Gunpowder & Sky
“Jane,” Written by Brett Morgen; National Geographic
“No Stone Unturned,” Written by Alex Gibney; Abramorama


“Oklahoma City” named one of the top films of 2017!

Ark Media's "Oklahoma City" has made it onto some impressive "Best Films Of 2017" lists:

 Owen Gleiberman named “Oklahoma City” as #3 on his list of the top ten films of 2017


Bilge Ebiri’s Top 25 Movies of 2017:


The PGA nominates John Maggio's "The Newspaperman" for its top documentary prize

The Producers Guild of America has nominated seven films for its top documentary award — “Chasing Coral,” “City of Ghosts,” “Cries From Syria,” “Earth: One Amazing Day,” “Jane,” “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower” and “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee.”


Far From the Tree premieres at DOC NYC Festival to glowing reviews

Far From the Tree is premiering at DOC NYC on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the SVA Theatre in New York, New York. Sundance Selects will release the film Summer 2018.

Good Men Project Director of Special Projects, Michael Kasdan, had the chance to preview the film and to chat with Dr. Solomon about it.

John Maggio's The Newspaperman debuts in DC

 A bevy of Washington VIPs and journalism behemoths — including Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sally Quinn — celebrating the premiere of a new documentary about legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

Among the crowd at the exclusive soiree for HBO’s “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee,” on Wednesday at the Newseum in downtown Washington: Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, Tammy Haddad, former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Tony Kornheiser, executive producers Richard Cohen and Peter Kunhardt, BET's Sheila Johnson and Bradlee's son, Quinn Bradlee.

“The Newspaperman” debuts on HBO on Dec. 4.


Sundance Selects acquires North American rights to Far From the Tree

Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring US and Canadian rights to Rachel Dretzin’s documentary, Far From The Tree, ahead of its world premiere on November 10 at DOC NYC documentary festival. 
Sundance Selects plans a theatrical release during summer 2018.


Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Nominated for News & Doc Emmy

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise is nominated for a News & Doc Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary! It is nominated alongside Best of Enemies, Team Foxcatcher, UNDERFIRE: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro, and No Más Bebés for the 38th News & Doc Emmy Awards.

More info here: emmyonline.com/download/news_38th_nominations_Final.pdf

New York Times Review: ‘Ruby Ridge’ Revisits a 1992 Siege With Current Resonance

The New York Times' Mike Hale reviews our next American Experience film, Ruby Ridge, calling it a "vivid, personal account" of a moment "when the promise of America is violently betrayed".

Read the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/arts/television/ruby-ridge-revisits-a-1992-siege-with-current-resonance.html

Variety Review of 'Oklahoma City': "riveting" "haunting experience"

Variety's Owen Gleiberman gives a glowing in-depth review of Oklahoma City at Sundance Film Festival! He states that "there are certain documentaries... that heighten and clarify the past in a way that can shed revelatory light upon the present. That’s the sort of movie that “Oklahoma City” is."

See the full review here: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/oklahoma-city-review-1201965067/

HuffPost Exclusive Trailer Premiere: ‘Oklahoma City’ Trailer Links Timothy McVeigh’s Terrorism To The Advance Of White Supremacy

The Huffington Post writes about Ark's American Experience Film, Oklahoma City, noting "it is a document of patriotism turned into radicalism, a familiar notion amid the alarming nationalist force that has only become more incentivized in the wake of Donald Trump’s election". Huffington Post also has the exclusive trailer premiere. 

View the trailer & article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oklahoma-city-trailer_us_586e50d2e4b0c4be0af306f2