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FilmRise Acquire Documentary ‘WOMAN ON FIRE’

June 2, 2017

Woman on Fire documentary

Brooklyn-based Film and TV distributor FilmRise has announced that they have acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to Julie Sokolow’s documentary WOMAN ON FIRE. 

The film had its world premiere at the 2016 DOC NYC Film Festival and got critical and audience acclaim. Woman on Fire tells the story of Brooke Guinan, New York City’s first openly transgender firefighter. The film captures Brooke’s transition and her struggle for acceptance in what is still an overwhelmingly male-dominated profession.

Danny Yourd produces. Michael Killen, Kathy Dziubek and Jim Kreizberg of Animal Inc. executive produces.

The acquisition comes two weeks before Guinan is set to be honored as a Grand Marshal of this year’s iconic LGBT Pride March in New York City. That march takes place on June 25th.

Woman on Fire will screen to the public this Monday, June 5th at BAM Rose Cinemas, in partnership with Brooklyn Pride.

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