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Danny Glover Exec Produced Acclaimed Doc 'The House I Live In' To Be Released On VOD 1/15

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 8, 2013 11:30 AM
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"The House I Live In"

From acclaimed director Eugene Jarecki, and executive producers Danny Glover, John Legend and Russell Simmons comes the riveting new documentary, The House I Live In.

Filmed in more than twenty states, the film tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s so-called "War on Drugs," looking at this war from several key POVs.

From the dealer, to the narcotics officer, the inmate, to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

It sounds almost like Traffic, the documentary version.

The feature doc (4 years in the making) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, where it reportedly caused quite a stir, polarizing audiences, en route to winnng the Grand Jury Prize in its category, and continued to play the international film festival circuit.

It's scheduled to debut on PBS' Independent Lens series this season, Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET.

However, before that, it'll be released on January 15 on iTunes, Amazon Instant View, Movies On Demand, YouTube Rentals, XBOX, Play Station, Cinemanow and Vudu.

Watch the trailer below:

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  • Jeremy Jones | January 8, 2013 1:00 PMReply

    The industry must REALLY did not want to "stir up" the black people, cuz this movie would have grossed upwards of $150 million in the box office. Imagine the press, imagine the uproar...hell, I'm charged just by looking at the trailer. My friend next to me had to come over just to check out what I was looking at on my computer because it sounded so compelling. The industry sent this straight to VOD?!?! Do the research and you'll see that this film grossed about $50k in 2 theaters. Smh. THAT'S A SLAP IN OUR FACE!!! Michael Moore and Al Gore's box office takes were in the range of $50-$200 million!!!!! I hate being held back by folks who don't know better, nor give a shit. :-(

  • Aaron | January 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    Now you know it would be too much like right to put this in a lot more theaters to educate the people.

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