Monday, April 22, 2024

Sunday NYTimes Mag Blockbuster Cover Story on Animal Rights Has Kickstarter for Pennebaker Doc


The Sunday New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend is tied to a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary by Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker. Animal rights activist Steven Wise is featured by writer Charles Siebert in his piece “Should A Chimp Be Able to Sue its Owner?” For the last 18 months, the award winning Pennebaker Hegedus Films has been working on a film about Wise and his chimps. They’ve even paid a visit to Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s famous former pet. They’re trying to raise $75,000 over the weekend to help complete their work on “Unlocking the Cage.” I’ve seen some of their footage, and it will blow your mind. Anyone involved in animal rights will want to get in on this ASAP.

Here’s their clip:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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