Film “Vaxxed” Will Have Wide Release By Cinema Libre Studio
I just saw Dr. Wakefield last week in Southern California at the Cal jam event where we were both featured speakers for a couple thousand holistic doctors. It was great to grab a few selfies together and chat backstage. I hadn’t seen him in about six years.
No matter what your viewpoint, I hate to see any book or documentary stifled, just because others might disagree.
So I am happy to see that although Robert De Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival dropped Dr. Wakefield’s documentary “Vaxxed”, Cinema Libre studio has picked it up for distribution.
See quote below video. I found the link and you can buy tickets here (follow links-it will sell out fast), it premieres April 1st in New York City.
Scroll down for the trailer
From Variety Magazine:
“Cinema Libre Studio has announced it will distribute the controversial documentary “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The distributor’s announcement came late Tuesday, three days after the Tribeca Film Festival pulled “Vaxxed” from its lineup with festival co-founder Robert De Niro explaining it did not contribute to or further the discussion he had hoped for about issues surrounding autism.
The documentary will premiere Friday at the Angelika FiIm Center in New York City. Cinema Libre has not revealed future distribution plans other than saying it will be “widely released” in other cities.”
PRIOR UPDATE FROM LAST WEEK 4:04 PM Robert De Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival have reversed their decision to screen Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe, now saying the anti-vaccine film does not contribute to the discussion De Niro had hoped for.
“My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family,” De Niro said in a statement. “But after reviewing it over the past few days with the Tribeca Film Festival team and others from the scientific community, we do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for.”
The statement continued: “The Festival doesn’t seek to avoid or shy away from controversy. However, we have concerns with certain things in this film that we feel prevent us from presenting it in the Festival program. We have decided to remove it from our schedule.”