Gathr Films, Theatrical On Demand® Pioneer, Acquires Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

Feature documentary from the popular simple living duo The Minimalists is already tipping Theatrical On Demand® events for May 24th and beyond; Gathr also booking 14-city tour beginning May 1st

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things opens in theaters on May 24, 2016, through Gathr Films’ Theatrical On Demand®. An exclusive fourteen-city tour, including a live version of the popular The Minimalists Podcast, begins May 1. Communities are already signing up to host screenings across the country that will begin on May 24. Tickets to the tour and the Theatrical on Demand® events are now available at Gathr Films acquired theatrical rights to the film last fall.

How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things is a feature-length documentary from Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known as “The Minimalists” to their millions of fans and followers. The film takes audiences inside the lives of minimalists across America from various walks of life, and it examines the burgeoning “simple living” movement from compelling social, political, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Before Minimalism hits theaters May 24, 2016, Joshua and Ryan will visit fourteen cities to premiere the film in front of live audiences. At each event they will give a brief talk and show the documentary in its entirety. After the screening, they will record a live version of “Ask The Minimalists” for The Minimalists Podcast. The tour kicks off with a red carpet event May 1 in New York City, and then travels to Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Dallas, Dayton, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Missoula, and Toronto. Limited tickets available:

“I was immediately drawn to the idea of partnering Gathr Films with The Minimalists to bring this film to theaters across the country through the engagement and support of the minimalist community in the U.S.,” says Gathr Films President Jake Craven. “Upon speaking with Joshua and Ryan, it became clear that the Gathr Films brand meshed perfectly with theirs. We believe that this film can be used as a vehicle to get audiences to think critically about their lives. Putting the voice into the hands of community leaders who are championing the film by hosting Theatrical On Demand® events in their local movie theaters gives the film the best chance at speaking to a fresh audience of individuals who are curious about simple living and what benefits it could bring to their own lives.”

“This film is our opportunity to share the many different flavors of minimalism with the world—from minimalist families and entrepreneurs, to neuroscientists, fashion designers, architects, and everyone in between.” —Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

Minimalism is directed by Matt D’Avella. The film features interviews with ABC journalist and bestselling author Dan Harris, renowned neuroscientist Sam Harris, and Zen Habits creator Leo Babauta, among others.

Audiences can request screenings or reserve tickets to existing screenings here:

ABOUT THE MINIMALISTS Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, best known to their 4 million-plus readers as The Minimalists, are bestselling authors and international speakers who write and speak about living a meaningful life with less stuff. Their books include Essential: Essays by The Minimalists, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, As a Decade Fades: A Novel, and Everything That Remains: A Memoir. They have been featured in TIME magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, ELLE, Details, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Village Voice, LA Weekly, and on the TODAY show, CBS This Morning, ABC, NPR, CBC, BBC, and many other outlets.

 GATHR FILMS is a technology-based specialty theatrical distributor focusing on documentaries and issues-oriented films. Gathr pioneered Theatrical On Demand® in 2011. TOD screenings harness organic demand—screenings occur when a minimum number of people reserve tickets in advance. The company works with more than 3,000 theaters across all the major theater chains including Regal, AMC, Carmike, Cinemark, Marcus, and Wehrenberg. Gathr uses political-style grassroots coalition-building to target decentralized communities to galvanize their supporters and communities around social impact and political action. Gathr also works with some of the largest and most prestigious brands and organizations to build national coalitions with our films, including UNICEF, UN Foundation, Just Label It, Faces and Voices of Recovery, and National Association of Social Workers. Films distributed through TOD include Girl Rising (4th highest grossing documentary of 2013), Awake: The Life of Yogananda ($1.4 million in revenue), Beyond the Mask (700+ screenings)The Square (2014 Oscar® nominee), The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2015 Oscar® nominee), The Anonymous People (200+ screenings) and When Marnie Was There (2016 Oscar® nominee). Current films include Can You Dig ThisConsumedFrame by FrameFinding Jenn’s Voice, Life in A Walk, MilkImba Means Sing, and The Prophet. Gathr Films is located in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

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