For Immediate Release, Please
ABRAMORAMA TO RELEASE THE ALL-AMERICANS
IN THEATERS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA BEGINNING NOVEMBER 8th
Multi-Platinum award-winning global superstar Becky G signs on as Executive Producer
NEW YORK / LOS ANGELES – October 16, 2019 – Abramorama today announced the theatrical release of Delirio Films’ feature length documentary The All-Americans, a film set in East L.A. about immigration, community, and football. Delirio Films is best known for high quality documentary films that engage a wide audience, most recently producing Mike Wallace Is Here and Ask Dr. Ruth. The film marks award winning writer/editor Billy McMillin’s directorial debut (Iraq In Fragments, West of Memphis). Abramorama will release The All-Americans in theaters across the country timed to the annual East L.A. Classic, the massive rivalry football game between Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools at the center of the film. Nike, who have committed longstanding service to the community of East L.A. and its two rival high schools, are also supporting the film’s launch.
Home to the nation’s largest Latino immigrant population, East Los Angeles sits squarely in the crossfire of debate about American identity. Yet every November, this community comes together for a distinctly American event, drawing 25,000 proud locals to one of the country’s fiercest high school football rivalry games: The East L.A. Classic. The All-Americans follows four students seeking glory on the field, while grappling with personal obstacles and striving to make sense of their community’s place in today’s America.
Director Billy McMillin said, “I decided that I wanted to explore the immigrant experience through the lens of this incredible football story, while departing from the stereotypical tropes of most sports films. The All-Americans is not about one ragtag team prevailing over a villain team; it’s about East L.A. and how this unique community fits into the America of today. Not in a static way, but like all immigrant communities before them, in a way that is complex, evolving, growing, and changing the country.”
Producers Rafael Marmor & Christopher Leggett added, “From the first time Billy pitched us the idea for this film, we were immediately struck by how such a storied, massively attended game could be essentially unheard of outside the borders of East L.A. We are so proud to shine a spotlight on this incredible community’s celebrated tradition, and to give voice to the stories of the student athletes whose unbreakable drive and determination exemplify the American Dream.”
Executive Producer Becky G added, “I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be involved with The All-Americans film. The narrative is something that my family and I immediately connected with and only cements the pride I have in my heritage. I strongly believe it is important to tell these stories and am happy to have played a part in helping the team share theirs.”
Abramorama’s CEO Richard Abramowitz and COO Karol Martesko-Fenster commented, “We’ve long admired Delirio’s work and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with Nike to get this extraordinary film out into the world at this particular moment in time.”
THE ALL-AMERICANS (USA, 98 Minutes, English – Unrated) – ABRAMORAMA presents a DELIRIO FILMS production of a film by BILLY McMILLIN. Featuring MARIO RAMIREZ, JOSEPH SILVA, SAMMY HERNANDEZ, STEVIE WILLIAMS, JAVIER CID, LORENZO HERNANDEZ, ALFRED ROBLEDO. Edited by BILLY McMILLIN, PHILIP THANGSOMBAT. Director of Photography ANN ROSENCRANS. Original Score by JOHN PISCITELLO. Music Supervisors JOSH NOREK, JONATHAN McHUGH. Co-producers ZOË MORRISON, HANNAH BOMBELLES. Executive Producer BECKY G. Produced by RAFAEL MARMOR, CHRISTOPHER LEGGETT, BILLY McMILLIN, TIMM OBERWELLAND. Written & Directed by BILLY McMILLIN. AN ABRAMORAMA NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE.
For more information, screening info and ticketing please visit www.allamericansfilm.com
About Delirio Films
Delirio Films is a boutique production company with a focus on prestige documentary, both features and series. Over 10 years, it has built a library of films striving for a unique combination of artistic integrity and commercial viability. Delirio’s titles include Alma Har’el’s LoveTrue and Bombay Beach, Magnolia Pictures’ No Place On Earth, Netflix’s first original film, The Short Game, and Sundance Audience Award winner The Green Prince. In 2017, the company produced SXSW Audience Award Winner Becoming Bond and Too Funny To Fail, which marked Hulu’s launch into original documentaries. On the television side, it premiered the six-part docuseries Hunting ISIS on the History Channel and Viceland in 2018, followed by the true crime series No One Saw a Thing on SundanceTV this summer in partnership with Blumhouse Television. Delirio premiered three new films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival: Mike Wallace Is Here, an all-archival portrait of the fearsome 60 Minutes reporter (Magnolia); Ask Dr. Ruth, a documentary chronicling the incredible life of America’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Hulu); and Alma Har’el’s highly anticipated first narrative feature film, Honey Boy, written by and starring Shia LaBeouf (Amazon).
About Becky G
Los Angeles-raised Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress Becky G is a Multi-Platinum award-winning global superstar whose music masterfully fuses Latin, Pop and Rap influences. The twenty-two-year-old star’s achievements include noteworthy performances across all aspects of entertainment, and four #1 peaks on Billboard charts (Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Songs and Latin Rhythm) – due to her hit singles “Mayores” (ft. Bad Bunny) and “Sin Pijama” with Natti Natasha. She has four Top Ten’s and has earned three Latin American Music Awards. Becky has toured alongside J Balvin, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Enrique Iglesias, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo. She has recorded collaborations with Maluma, Kane Brown, Daddy Yankee, Zayn, Anuel AA, Farruko and French Montana amongst many others and has been honored as a leading lady by the Latin Recording Academy. Following her chart-topping single “Shower”, Becky will continue to release English music, having already released hit singles like “Green Light Go” and “Next To You”, which both earned her 15 millions views combined. Becky G played the Yellow Power Ranger in the Power Rangers film (2017) and guest-starred in Fox TV’s Emmy-winning Empire series. Paired with her singing, acting, writing and production talents, Becky remains a force to be reckoned with, accumulating over 56 million followers across all social media platforms. She is officially a part of the billion views club, joining the ranks of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Ricky Martin, and Shakira, among others.
Nike’s mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. That mission is what drives us to do everything possible to expand human potential. We do that by creating groundbreaking sport innovations, by making our products more sustainably, by building a creative and diverse global team and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work. From the start, community has been at the core of who we are and what we do. Harnessing the power of sport as a unifying force, we’re committed to helping young people reach their greatest potential and creating more equal playing fields for all.
Abramorama is the preeminent global theatrical distribution and rights management partner for documentary and music films and is recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film marketing, promotion, distribution and event cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers while continuing to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine; Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool; John McDermott’s Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church; Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead; Tabbert Fiiller’s The Public Image Is Rotten; Danny Clinch and Pearl Jam’s Let’s Play Two; Corbett Redford and Green Day’s Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk; John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg’s Who Will Write Our History; Brett Bern’s BANG! The Bert Berns Story; Brett Morgen and National Geographic’s seminal Jane; Charles Ferguson’s Time To Choose; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s vast catalog of Bernard Shakey Productions; Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty; Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story of Anvil; Banksy’s Academy Award® nominated Exit Through the Gift Shop; the surprise indie hitAwake: The Life of Yogananda; Laurie Anderson’s astonishing New York Times critics’ pick, Heart of a Dog; National Board of Review Winner Listen to Me Marlon; 2016 Documentary Academy Award®-nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence; and the episodic multi-platform series Deconstructing The Beatles. Abramorama is a founding partner of The Seventh Art Stand program, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, that ran in more than 50 theaters across the United States in May of 2017. Abramorama recently launched a conscious films imprint, Mangurama, alongside its music-centric film fund focused on the global release of iconic music documentaries. For more information visit www.abramorama.com