WESTFIELD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DigiNext, the In-Venue Film Festival, a joint venture between Digiplex Destinations (NASDAQ CM: DCIN) and Nehst Out LLC, announces the theatrical release of The American Nurse. The documentary opens at Digiplex Destinations theaters across the country on May 8 in conjunction with National Nurses Week. DigiNext anticipates expanding a schedule of additional screenings following the initial theatrical release.
The American Nurse is a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America - aging, war, poverty, prisons - through the work and lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. The American Nurse is an important contribution to America's ongoing conversation about what it means to care.
The film follows the paths of five nurses in various practice specialties including Jason Short as he drives up a rugged creek to reach a home-bound cancer patient in Appalachia. Tonia Faust, who runs a prison hospice program where inmates serving life sentences care for their fellow inmates as they're dying. Naomi Cross as she coaches an ovarian cancer survivor through the Caesarean delivery of her son. Sister Stephen, a nun who runs a nursing home filled with goats, sheep, llamas and chickens, where the entire nursing staff comes together to sing for a dying resident. And Brian McMillion, an Army veteran and former medic, rehabilitating wounded soldiers returning from war.
“Director and Executive Producer Carolyn Jones has been able to transform her acclaimed 2012 book “The American Nurse” into a compelling and coherent series of vignettes that work exceedingly well on screen,” said Nehst Chairman and Founder, Larry Meistrich. “The American Nurse is a tribute to the unsung heroes of nursing. Healthcare professionals who see the documentary will feel validated. Their friends and families will gain a better understanding of the compassion that energizes them. Students contemplating a career in the allied health fields will leave the theater feeling inspired and uplifted.”
“From the time I learned about this wonderful project to my screening of it, I can’t remember being more impressed or committed to making sure it gets its due,” said Bud Mayo, Digiplex CEO and Chairman. “Carolyn Jones has captured what “healing America” means to anyone who’s been cared for by nurses at any point in their lives.”
|Director and Executive Producer: Carolyn Jones|
|Producer: Lisa Frank|
|Cinematography: Jaka Vinsek|
|Editors: Isabel Sadurni and Steve Heffner|
|Original Music: Hayes Greenfield|
|Length: 79 minutes (NR)|
Advance tickets are available now at www.digiplexdest.com
and the following Digiplex Destinations theaters that will be opening The
American Nurse on May 8:
Arizona: Surprise IMAX
California: Apple Valley, Bonsall, Oceanside, Poway, Temecula
Connecticut: Bloomfield, Lisbon, Torrington
New Jersey: Cranford, Sparta , Westfield
Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Reading, Selinsgrove, Williamsport
Additional screenings will be announced soon in Manhattan, New York and other cities. Special admission arrangements for groups (20 or more) and additional screenings for organizations can be arranged through NurseGroups@digiplexdest.com.
Visit www.diginextfilms.com for series information. Visit www.americannursemovie.com for up-to-date information on theater screening schedules and locations. The Official Trailer for The American Nurse and other videos about the documentary and the American Nurse Project can be found at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/diginextevents.
The American Nurse documentary film is part of the larger American Nurse Project, which began with the publication of the 2012 book The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones. Proceeds from both the book and the film support scholarships provided by the American Nurses Foundation. The American Nurse Project was made possible with the generous support of Fresenius Kabi USA.
The movie’s distributor, DigiNext, is a joint venture entertainment content distributor formed by Nehst Out LLC and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NASDAQ CM: DCIN), better known as Digiplex Destinations - a rapidly growing exhibitor and innovative theater circuit. DigiNext is an innovator in the second golden age of indie distribution. Migration of commercial theaters from film to digital has opened the door to a wider range of entertainment choices on the big screen for consumers and better opportunities for independent filmmakers and their works. Since its launch in 2012, DigiNext has been committed to providing theatrical distribution opportunities for talented but still below-the-radar directors and producers to reach appreciative audiences. Its releases have included “The United States of Football” and “A Miracle in Spanish Harlem”.