The documentary, which received the Viewers Award and Particular Jury Recognition for Humanity in Social Motion at SXSW, presents an intimate and provoking have a look at the lifetime of political activist Ady Barkan.
“In case you didn’t already know that Ady Barkan is an unbelievable badass who has overcome each potential impediment to remodel our democracy for the higher, quickly you’ll because of Greenwich Leisure,” stated director Nicholas Bruckman in a press release. “We’re past excited to be working with the passionate crew at Greenwich on the discharge of Not Going Quietly, and to share Ady’s story nationwide at this profound and hopeful second for our nation.”
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A progressive hero and loving father, Barkan was recognized with ALS at age 32. Despite his declining bodily talents, he launched into a nationwide marketing campaign for healthcare reform by way of his group, “Be A Hero,” talking on the 2020 Democratic Nationwide Conference, and being designated by Politico because the “strongest activist in America.” In Bruckman’s doc, we witness the prospect airplane encounter with Senator Jeff Flake that catapulted Barkan to fame, in addition to his interviews with American political leaders together with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren in the course of the Democratic Primaries.
Not Going Quietly was produced by Amanda Roddy with govt producers Bruckman (Valley of Saints) and Ryder Haske of Individuals’s Tv, Mark and Jay Duplass (Wild Wild Nation, Tangerine), Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The West Wing), Sam Bisbee (The Truffle Hunters), Jackie Kelman Bisbee (Hearts Beat Loud), Mel Eslyn (The One I Love), Wendy Kelman Neu (Farewell Amor), Nina Tassler and Joan Boorstein of PatMa Productions. Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the cope with ICM Companions on behalf of the filmmakers.
Bruckman’s doc is scheduled to have its New York premiere on the Tribeca Movie Competition in June.