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'Landfill Harmonic' set for multi-platform US launch

The award-winning documentary about a Paraguayan youth musical group will go theatrical in September, with VOD, DVD and TV launches to follow.

Award-winning documentary Landfill Harmonic has been set for a multi-platform North American release, starting with a theatrical launch in New York on September 9.

The Film Collaborative and Emerging Pictures will handle theatrical distribution, Tugg Inc educational distribution and Vimeo the VOD launch. FilmRise will release on DVD/BluRay and HBO Latino will give the film its TV premiere.

After launching in New York, the film will open at several Los Angeles venues on September 23 and then expand into between 25 and 45 markets across North America.

The Humanitas Prize-winning documentary, which has also won audience awards at AFI Fest and SXSW, is about the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group consisting of kids who live next to one of South America’s largest landfills.

Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley directed and Cinephil is handling foreign sales.

Film Collaborative founder Orly Ravid said: “We are confident that this captivating and emotionally powerful story will continue to capture the hearts of audiences across all platforms and media especially given the film’s remarkable success at film festivals worldwide.”

Executive producer Alejandra Amarilla added: “We are very excited to work with this team of amazing distributors on all platforms. Every time audiences experience this film and this story the outpouring of love and support is immense. These distribution experts will be able to get the film out to as many people as possible and help the film continue to inspire others.”

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