(ANC Australia) SYDNEY: The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival will screen a limited, advance premiere of “Intent to Destroy”, the film that looks at the challenges faced to produce Armenian Genocide Hollywood epic, “The Promise”.
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival will screen the film in Sydney this Thursday, 25th May, at Dendy Theatres in Newtown to a limited ticketed audience of 75. To purchase your tickets, click here. A larger, community screening of “Intent to Destroy” will be announced at a later date, after the Australian release of “The Promise”, which hits theatres on June 15.
The HRAFF website describes “Intent to Destroy” as follows:
“Legendary documentarian Joe Berlinger’s (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru, Crude) thirteenth feature film, captures the cinematic and political challenges of producing a historically meaningful, big-budget film in an environment rife with political suppression. In 2015, Academy Award-winning director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) took on the challenge of making the first mainstream film about the 1915 Armenian Genocide that wiped out 1.5 million Armenians in The Promise (starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale). Berlinger’s film combines a mixture of exclusive behind-the- scenes footage, rare archival material and investigative interviews that capture the shocking and complex history of the Armenian Genocide, all while presenting the unfolding, real-time drama of bringing this long-ignored chapter of human cruelty to the big screen.”