LOS ANGELES, CA – January 27, 2011 – MJ Peckos announced today that Dada has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Bill Haney’s “The Last Mountain” and will release the film June 3. The film had its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition category of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
“The Last Mountain” is about an epic battle taking place in the heartland of America, as a small community fights to protect their way of life against one of America’s biggest coal companies. “This amazingly uplifting David and Goliath film combines superb storytelling and extraordinary cinematography,” said Peckos. “The fight for Appalachia’s last great mountain has consequences which affect every American; the heroism and effectiveness of the ordinary Americans who are taking on the coal companies will inspire everyone who sees it.
Bill Haney said, “I was impressed with the business model that Peckos and her partner Steven Raphael presented which seems right on target for the way environmental docs are being released today. There was a lot of distributor interest but I felt that their passion for the film and experience with releasing documentaries was the right fit. The fact that they are committing to a seven figure distribution budget is a great marker for the passion they have for the film. ”
Directed by Bill Haney (“The Price of Sugar”), the film was written by Haney and Peter Rhodes, produced by Clara Bingham, Eric Grunebaum, Bill Haney, and executive produced by Tim Disney and Tim Rockwood.
MJ Peckos commented, “I’m thrilled to once again be working with filmmaker Bill Haney whose talent and passion have and will continue to inspire audiences worldwide. The amazing beauty and power of the film and the tremendous audience reaction in Sundance confirms my convictions that “The Last Mountain” can have the same effect that Oscar winners “The Cove” and “An Inconvenient Truth” had.”
THE LAST MOUNTAIN will be released theatrically on June 3, 2011, in the top 20 US markets.
MJ Peckos is President of Dada Films and Bill Haney is the director, co-writer and one of the producers of THE LAST MOUNTAIN.