For Immediate Release
November 2, 2005
Contact: Jesse Derris, Sunshine Consultants – (212) 691-2800
Wal-Mart Documentary Director Issues Offer to Company:
WE WILL BRING THE MOVIE TO YOU
Robert Greenwald Re-Issues Offer to Screen New Wal-Mart Documentary For Company Officials Anywhere, Anytime
NEW YORK – A day after the world premiere of his new movie Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, director Robert Greenwald today re-issued his standing offer to Wal-Mart company officials to screen the movie for them in Bentonville, Arkansas – at his own expense. The offer comes a day after Wal-Mart operatives invited to the New York Premiere instead seemingly tried to pirate the movie back to company officials.
“We would love to show Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price to every employee who works for Wal-Mart; the first step in that process is to take the movie to Bentonville,” said Greenwald. “This is an open invitation to Wal-Mart to screen the film in their own backyard, and an open invitation to company officials to show the film to every one of their employees.”
After weeks of relentless attacks, Wal-Mart company officials and their media operatives from Edelman have still not seen Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. Despite this, they continue to issue press releases and hold press conferences vilifying not only the movie, but Greenwald himself. This is an open offer to change that.
“Before Wal-Mart again responds to our movie, it makes sense that they see it,” continued Greenwald. “The company is spending millions of dollars on a smear campaign against us without any working knowledge of what they are up against, it is simply not fair to them.”
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price opens theatrically on Friday, November 4 in Los Angeles and New York. A week later, the film will be shown at 7,000 grassroots screenings across the nation – 1,000 churches alone – during Premiere Week, the largest grassroots mobilization in the history of film. Later this year, the theatrical release will be expanded.