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Monday, December 7, 2015

Award-Winning Documentary "Finding Noah" Returns to Select Theaters for Holiday Season

Award-Winning Documentary "Finding Noah"
Returns to Select Theaters for Holiday Season

"Finding Noah" partners with SpectiCast to bring true story
of the search for Noah's Ark to the big screen

LOS ANGELES, December 7, 2015 – "Finding Noah," an award-winning documentary which brings to life an archaeological expedition in search of Noah's Ark, is returning to select theaters for the holiday season. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, the film follows a team of archaeologists, theologians and explorers as they summit one of the world's most dangerous mountains in a quest to discover a highly sought after piece of history.

After a successful theater event in October 2015, "Finding Noah" is partnering with SpectiCast, a leading distributor of event cinema programs, to provide encore presentations. This will also be the film's first showing after winning Best Documentary of 2015 at the Sun & Sand Film Festival.

"We were thrilled by the film's performance in October, and we have heard from many people who missed the first event or wanted to see the film again," said Brent Baum, the director and producer of "Finding Noah." "Through our partnership with SpectiCast, we are able to bring the film back to select markets, so everyone will have another chance to see it on the big screen."

For thousands of years, mankind has been fascinated by the story of a global flood and one family's dramatic escape in a homemade vessel. Versions of the story appear in almost every culture, but the most well known is the biblical account of Noah found in Genesis.

Historical reports, scientific evidence and biblical accounts point to Mount Ararat, now located in Eastern Turkey, as the Ark's final resting place. "Finding Noah" examines this evidence in detail, while chronicling the harrowing journey of a team of men in their search for the Ark.

"Noah's Ark is one of history's greatest mysteries, and it is an object of great historical, cultural and spiritual significance," said Baum. "There was so much evidence leading to Mount Ararat, it seemed irresponsible not to look for it there. Filming the search for Noah's Ark has become one of the most amazing adventures of my life."

Known as Agri Dagh or "Painful Mountain," Mount Ararat is located in one of the most volatile geopolitical regions in the world. The "Finding Noah" expedition had to brave dangerous environmental challenges, deadly rock and ice falls, hidden crevasses, hypoxia and even terrorism in their quest to find the Ark. "Finding Noah" is not only a chronicle of a scientific mission, but a picture of how far the human spirit will go to achieve a goal.

"Finding Noah" will open in select theaters on December 10, with additional showings throughout December and early January. The event will include the full-length feature, as well as a panel discussion with archeologists, filmmakers and expedition team members. The theater is currently slated to appear in dozens of theaters with additional cities being added every day. Additional theater showings can be requested through SpectiCast. For more information, visit

17K ASL is a Los Angeles based creative development and production company with headquarters at the Sunset Gower Studios. Partner Brent Baum is a film producer and director based in Los Angeles.  As a film executive he has helped develop, produce, finance, sell and distribute over a dozen motion pictures, including "The Wedding Planner," "Eye of the Beholder," "Thomas and the Magic Railroad," "Beautiful" and "Buying the Cow."

SpectiCast is one of the fastest growing producers, financiers, distributors and marketers of Event Cinema worldwide. They have distributed over 400 event cinema releases to screens around the globe and have brought original world-class programming to audiences on over 4,000 screens in 65 countries.  SpectiCast has distributed programs from some of the world's most prestigious cultural arts organizations and leading entertainment companies including the Opera de Paris, The Vatican Museums, The Royal Albert Hall, The Salzburg Festival, The Paris Opera Ballet, the Mariinsky Theatre, the British Museum, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Universal Music, Sony Music, and EagleRock Entertainment - featuring works by Shakespeare and Shaw, Beethoven and Bach, da Vinci and Dalì, Sondheim and Satriani - with performances by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Renée Fleming, Christopher Plummer, Paul McCartney, Drake, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones, just to name a few.

Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television.  Under CEO Bill Lee's direction, the company has distributed the work of some of the world's finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron.  Recent successes include "Welcome to Me," "Survivor," "Elsa & Fred," "Fading Gigolo," "What Maisie Knew," "Rampart" and "Bernie."

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