WESTFIELD, N.J., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM:DCIN), a fast-growing motion picture exhibitor dedicated to transforming movie theaters into digital entertainment centers, announces the launch of the first of its DigiNext series of diverse curated independent films.
The DigiNext series starts on September 21, 2012, with the controversial documentary Cut Poison Burn- a film that illuminates America's "War on Cancer" from the patient's side. It follows the frustrating journeys of critically ill patients and their families as they try to navigate the confusing and dangerous maze of treatment and encounter formidable obstacles posed by the status quo. A compelling critique of the influence of medical monopolies, the power of pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, Cut Poison Burn is essential viewing for anyone concerned about cancer care.
The narrative centers on the Navarro's, a family struggling to keep their young son, Thomas, alive. The film ultimately expresses hope for a new paradigm of prevention, medical freedom and acceptance of highly tailored therapies in order to usher in a more enlightened era.
Cut Poison Burn's theatrical release coincides with the August introduction of HR 6342, the "Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act" offered by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas and co-Sponsored by Congressmen Paul Brown of Georgia and Richard Hanna of New York. The film has been cited as supporting material for the bill and has been received with serious consideration by the medical community.
On September 21, viewers at Digiplex Destinations locations in Bloomfield, Connecticut; Cranford, New Jersey; Bloomsburg, Camp Hill, Reading, Selinsgrove and Williamsport, Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to engage in a post-screening digital forum with the film'sWriter/Producer Lou Cimino; Co-Producer Charlie Sadoff; and subjects Donna and Jim Navarro. Larry Meistrich, Chairman & Founder of Nehst Studios will be moderator (details at www.diginextfilms.com).
In addition to seven Digiplex locations, Cut Poison Burn will also be featured at New York metropolitan area locations of Clearview Cinemas in Bergenfield, Hackettstown, Kinnelon, Ocean Township and Parsippany, New Jersey and Port Washington, New York (details at www.clearviewcinemas.com). The film will also be presented at UltraStar Cinemas locations in Scottsdale and Surprise, Arizona and Anaheim, Cathedral City, Oceanside, San Diego and Temecula, California (details at www.ultrastarmovies.com).
"Digiplex recognizes the terrific opportunities that the digital transition is creating for innovative exhibitors. The opportunity for our audiences to view compelling movies fresh from the film festival circuit and engage with the filmmakers after a screening in real time is truly exciting. The DigiNext series also benefits the independent filmmakers who would otherwise find it very difficult to find an outlet for their work at conventional theaters. We especially appreciate partnering with Clearview Cinemas in the Greater New York area and UltraStar Cinemas in Southern California and Arizona on this first DigiNext theatrical release," said Digiplex Chairman and CEO Bud Mayo.
Tagged as movies that change you, the DigiNext series showcases a new film every month covering a wide range of subject matter. Other upcoming films currently scheduled in the series include:
The Standbys, opening October 19, provides an intimate look behind the Broadway curtain at the lives of Understudies and Standbys - ready, on a moment's notice, to take the lead.
Chloe and Keith's Wedding, opening November 9, is a mockumentarythat captures all of the hijinks at a crazy wedding through "found footage" shot by the wedding videographers and the guests. A clip from the film vent viral online and has already been viewed by more than 100 million people.
Standing Silent, opening January 25, 2013, presents the groundbreaking work of Phil Jacobs, editor of the Washington Jewish Post and his expose of sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community.
Taiwan Oyster, opening February 22, 2013, is a dark comedy and quixotic road trip that traces the steps of two ex-patriot Americans on a very strange mission to assure the final rest of a person they barely knew.
About Digital Cinema Destinations Corporation (www.digiplexdest.com)
Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM: DCIN) is dedicated to transforming its movie theaters into interactive entertainment centers. The Company provides consumers with uniquely satisfying experiences, combining state-of-the-art digital technology with engaging, dynamic content that far transcends traditional cinematic fare.
The Company's customers enjoy live sports events, concerts, conferences, operas, videogames, auctions, fashion shows and the very best major motion pictures. The DigiNext series is a joint venture between the Company and Nehst Studios, an independent motion picture distributor headed by industry veteran Larry Meistrich. Digiplex operates eight cinemas and 73 screens in PA, NJ and CT. You can connect with Digiplex via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Blogger.
SOURCE Digital Cinema Destinations Corp.