In the homestretch of a heated election season where gun laws and regulations have been the at the forefront of discussion, Robert Greenwald’s documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA is set for a congressional screening led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She will be joined by other congressional members at Thursday’s screening in Washington, D.C., which is said to be a push toward sparking serious conversations about sensible gun legislation.
The docu focuses on how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit.
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Laurie and Bill Benenson, whose acclaimed Beasts of No Nation bowed last year, served as executive producer.
The film had an Oscar-qualifying limited theatrical run in August. Filmmakers also pushed to screen the film around the country at churches, nonprofit organizations, businesses and schools and for individuals. Gravitas Ventures has North American television, streaming, VOD and DVD rights, with an initial VOD release scheduled for November 1.
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