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Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 20, 2011 at 4:00AM

Life In A Day, filmed by you, directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott, will be released by Cinedigm and National Geographic starting July 24 (exactly one year after all the footage was shot). Below is a first look at the doc's new poster. The film premiered simultaneously at Sundance and on YouTube in January.
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Life In A Day, filmed by you, directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott, will be released by Cinedigm and National Geographic starting July 24 (exactly one year after all the footage was shot). Below is a first look at the doc's new poster. The film premiered simultaneously at Sundance and on YouTube in January.

Check out the trailer and our TOH review here. Life In A Day currently has 100% on the Tomatometer. More information on the film's release is below:

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Here's more:

Premiere Screenings in Digital Cinemas Across the Country; Select Number Of Theaters Will Participate in LIVE Q&A With Filmmakers to Mark One Year Anniversary:

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, and National Geographic Entertainment will co-distribute the documentary LIFE IN A DAY to digital theatres across the country, it was announced today by Cinedigm Chairman Chris McGurk and Daniel Battsek, National Geographic Entertainment President. The film is directed by Oscar®-winner Kevin Macdonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER) and executive produced by Oscar®-winner Ridley Scott (GLADIATOR, BLADE RUNNER). A select number of the theatres will participate in a LIVE, interactive segment with the film’s creators following the special premiere screening on Sunday, July 24th, the one year anniversary of the original content capture. National Geographic will release the documentary theatrically on July 29th to select theatres across the country.

LIFE IN A DAY is an extraordinary, user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day - July 24, 2010. The film’s creators invited the global YouTube community to capture this single day of their lives on camera and the world responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube. The submissions represent over 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful film originating around the world from Australia to Zambia, from the heart of bustling major cities to the most remote reaches of the earth.

"LIFE IN A DAY is a wonderful opportunity to hear the voices of extraordinary people describing the world as they see it - telling us their fears and loves,” said Macdonald. “I always knew this would say something fascinating about who we are as a species and what we value - but I never realized how emotionally affecting the result would be."

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Web/Tech, Reviews, First Look, Ridley Scott, Documentaries, YouTube


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.