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US Premiere of Lion Ark at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Posted: 11 September 2013. Updated: 19 September 2013


Latest: Actress Jorja Fox to introduce U.S. Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival

We are delighted to announce that Lion Ark has been officially selected for the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival run by the California Film Institute in the Bay Area of northern California.

The Lion Ark US Premiere will take place at 2PM on October 5, 2013 at CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, CA. There will also be a screening at 4pm on October 8th at the same venue.

The movie will be introduced by ADI Ambassador and CSI actress Jorja Fox, and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and rescue team.

Be the first to see this incredible film! General admission is $14, plus applicable fees. Purchase tickets online or call 877.874.MVFF (6833) to purchase tickets by phone. You may also purchase tickets in person – click here for details. Tickets go on sale on September 15, 2013 at 11am Pacific Time.

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About Lion Ark

Lion Ark follows ADI’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold.

Our shocking undercover investigation led to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. But the circuses defied the law. The ADI team returned to track down the illegal circuses and save every animal. The confrontations, heartache and incredible risks the rescue team faced are all captured before a joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to freedom in Colorado.

Lion Ark is an uplifting story of how a poor but proud country said “no” to cruelty and how attitudes to animals were changed across an entire continent.

The rescue was funded by the legendary Bob Barker, who appears in the film, together with ADI Ambassador and CSI actress Jorja Fox.

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