Filmmaker Stu Levy is partnering with exhibitor AMC Theatres to release his feature documentary Pray For Japan in 14 cities across North America.
The film will be released as a one-night special event on March 14, honouring the anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Profits will be donated to charity Japan Emergency NGO.
The cities of release are: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Orange County (Los Angeles), Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, San Diego, Washington D.C., Toronto, and Montreal.
The film’s world premiere will be held March 6 in Tokyo, with proceeds benefiting JEN. A special free screening in the hard-hit region of Ishinomaki on March 7.
Levy said, “In the face of such a terrible tragedy, these incredible people showed how selflessness, dedication and teamwork can rebuild a community - and lives. That’s what inspired me to make Pray For Japan as a tribute to them, and for the rest of us to learn from them. I’m thrilled that AMC understands this important mission and has chosen to support it for this special nationwide event.”