My decision to make “Curious Worlds” was motivated by my desire to share the magic of David Beck’s artwork with audiences who would never see his work otherwise. Since the film premiered at Full Frame in 2015, I have been showing the film at film festivals and museums around the country and overseas. I have also been working hard to make sure the film has a wide distribution, and I am gratified to report, that that work is now bearing fruit!
As I’ve been told (painfully) many times, art films are hard to sell out there in the world, and there is tremendous competition in the documentary field. But distributors were drawn to David’s spectacular artwork, his utter uniqueness and singular vision, and his wry sense of humor and playfulness, and were willing to take a chance on “Curious Worlds.” The results are that the film has an educational distributor (Alexander Street Press), a commercial distributor (Passion River Films), and an international distributor (Poorhouse Films). In addition, there is a 56-minute version of the film that has begun its broadcast cycle on public television in August. I am hoping this means that “Curious Worlds” will be seen by a broad swath of viewers both in the US and abroad.
What this means, for practical purposes is that you and your friends can watch the film at home soon! Besides the ongoing public television broadcast, you will be able to find the full length version of the film streaming on my website (starting 9/30/2016) and on ITunes and other online streaming outlets this fall. I do not have these exact release dates yet, but will let you know as soon as I do.
It’s been a long journey but a happy one, and I look forward to sharing more details about “Curious Worlds” online life in the months to come.