The heartbreaking and troubling documentary "Farewell to Hollywood" is set to begin its US theatrical run after playing at film festivals around the world. The film opens Wednesday, Feb. 25 in New York (Cinema Village) and on Friday, March 13th in LA (NoHo 7), with a nationwide release to follow.
"Farewell to Hollywood" is described as a "poetic fairytale about love, death, art, holding on and letting go," according to press materials for the film. "Reggie is a 17 year old tomboy struggling with a terminal illness, her parents and her dream of making a film before she dies. Together with director Henry Corra, she has created a powerful portrait of herself and her quest for personal and artistic freedom."
Co-director Henry Corra comments, "Reggie was an obsessive cinephile who was battling a terminal illness and whose mission in life was to make one feature movie before she died. What developed over nearly two years is a powerful friendship and poignant relationship between Reggie and me... ["Farewell to Hollywood"] chronicles Reggie's struggles to realize her dream, while her choices--and days--become fewer and fewer." Indiewire calls the film, "Alternately confounding, upsetting and riddled with grief at every turn."