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Press & Reviews

PRESS CONTACT
Julia Pacetti • JMP Verdant Communications • Tel. 917.584.7846 • julia@jmpverdant.com
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SEE WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING: THE MOST ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY OF 2012

Comprehensive in scope, heart wrenching in its humanity, and brilliant in its thesis, Jarecki’s new film grabs viewers and shakes them to their core. The House I Live In is not only the definitive film on the failure of America’s drug war, but it is also a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change. This film is surely destined for the annals of documentary history.

- SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012

FEARLESS! A model of the ambitious, vitalizing activist work that exists to stir the sleeping to wake.

- NEW YORK TIMES

2012′s BEST DOCUMENTARY! The House I Live In should be seen by everybody.

- FORBES

SEARING! One of the most important pieces of nonfiction to hit the screen in years.

- LOS ANGELES TIMES

Expertly researched, brilliantly argued and masterfully assembled, it is easily the documentary of the year.

- TIMES PICAYUNE

Eugene Jarecki’s incisive and incendiary The House I Live In, which won the U.S. documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and might win next year’s doc Oscar, will blow your mind.

- INDIEWIRE

A ballsy mix of interviews and editorializing that’s daring enough to question a costly crackdown that has long had the public’s support.  This essential-viewing docu-essay…should spark considerable press attention, which can only benefit the pic’s theatrical prospects.

- VARIETY

A potent cry for a drastic rethinking of America’s War on Drugs, Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In… should connect solidly with viewers at a moment when it seems possible to change public attitudes.

- HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 I’d hate to imply that it’s your civic duty to see The House I Live In when it’s eventually released to theaters, but guess what – it is.

- BOSTON GLOBE

 A gut-punch of a documentary.

- THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Powerful and brilliantly produced…Jarecki weaves cultural theory, personal quest, and hard journalism to produce a terrifying portrait of a society addicted less to drugs than to locking people up.

- SUNDAY TIMES OF LONDON LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

BRILLIANT! A true nonfiction complement to The Wire.

- MOVIES.COM

 A POWERFUL PIECE OF ANGUISHED FILMMAKING! A rich, multi-faceted look at one of America’s most misguided policy initiatives.

- SLANT

 Eugene Jarecki’s superb documentary…nurtures one’s natural instinct to expose and erase societal injustice.  In other words — it speaks candidly to whatever is good in you.

- FILM SLATE MAGAZINE

 There are documentaries, there are good documentaries and then there is this documentary, which, hyperbole aside, could be one of the most important pieces of non-fiction to come out of the US in recent times.

- VELOUR