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2016 | USA | 90 mins

Documentary

A NY Times Critics' Pick and multi-award winning film, THE PEACEMAKER is an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley - who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.  The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction.  We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

 

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PRESS

 
 

SCREENINGS

Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, NY, USA

Q&A with Director

Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria/Queens, NY, USA

Q&A with Director

Tuesday, June 12th

7:00PM

The Music Hall

The Historic Theater
Portsmouth, NH

Q&A with Director

Sunday, May 20th

6:00PM

Austin Film Society

AFS Cinema
Austin, TX, USA

Q&A with Director

BOSTON THEATRICAL OPEN

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline, MA, USA

BOSTON - SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING 

Q&A with Padraig O'Malley and James Demo

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA

SAN FRANCISCO - SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING

Q&A with Padraig O'Malley and James Demo

Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA

LOS ANGELES - SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING

Q&A with Padraig O'Malley and James Demo

Laemmle Music Hall

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Lake Worth Playhouse

Lake Worth, FL, USA

Sunday, February 18th

7:00PM

Monday, February 12th

5:00PM

February 9 - 15th

1:003:005:157:009:15

Cape Cinema

Dennis, MA, USA

University of Denver

Margery Reed Hall 113 (Reiman Theater)
Denver, CO, USA

NEW YORK - THEATRICAL OPENING

Cinema Village
New York, NY, USA

Saturday, February 3rd

5:00PM

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival - Best of Fest Tour

Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT, USA

Friday, February 2nd

7:30PM

Monday, January 29th

4:00PM

Friday, January 26th

7:15PM

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival - Best of Fest Tour

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
Burlington, VT, USA

FC Hyena
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cine Gael Montreal

J.A. DeSève Cinema, Concordia University
Montreal, Canada

Tuesday, November 14th

6:30PM

Friday, October 20th

7:00PM

Friday, October 6th

2:00PM

Monday, September 25th

8:00PM

Friday, September 22nd

6:15PM

Wednesday, September 20th

6:00PM

Tuesday, September 18th

7:00PM

Thursday, September 8th

7:00PM

Thursday, September 7th

7:00PM

Thursday, September 7th

7:00PM

Friday, August 25th

1:30PM

Tuesday, August 22nd

5:00PM & 7:00PM

Wednesday, July 12th

2:00PM

Sunday, June 11th

12:30PM

Friday, June 9th

9:15PM

Thursday, April 27th

3:45PM

Sunday, April 23rd

7:00PM

Saturday, April 22nd

1:15PM

Thursday, April 6th

7:00PM

Saturday, April 1st

9:10AM

Friday, March 31st

11:40AM

Thursday, March 30th

6:30PM

Friday, March 25th

4:45PM

University of Central Florida

Visual Arts Building Auditorium

Orlando, FL, USA

Harvard University

Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA, USA

Mediators Beyond Borders

The Peace Palace 

The Hague, Netherlands

South African Recovery Film Festival

Bioscope

Johannesburg, South Africa

South African Recovery Film Festival

Labia Theater

Cape Town, South Africa

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA, USA

Keene State College

Alumni Recital Hall

Keene, NH, USA

Tí Scannán Tí Chulainn Cultural Cinema Club

South Armagh, Northern Ireland, U.K.

Portrush Film Theater

Portrush, Northern Ireland, U.K.

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival - Best of the Fest

Sebastopol Center for the Performing Arts

Sebastopol, CA, USA

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Dana Auditorium

Middlebury, VT, USA

Museum of Modern Art of Medellín

Medellín, Colombia

Galway Film Fleadh

Town Hall Theatre

Galway, Republic of Ireland

San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest)

Vogue Theater

San Francisco, CA, USA

San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest)

Vogue Theater

San Francisco, CA, USA

Florida Film Festival

Regal Winter Park Village B

Winter Park, FL, USA

Special Plimoth Cinema Event

Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth, MA

Florida Film Festival

Enzian Theater

Maitland, FL, USA

Belfast Film Festival

Movie House - Dublin Road

Belfast, NI, Ireland

Cleveland International Film Festival

Tower City Cinemas

Cleveland, OH, USA

Cleveland International Film Festival

Tower City Cinemas

Cleveland, OH, USA

Cleveland International Film Festival

Tower City Cinemas

Cleveland, OH, USA

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Rialto Cinemas #7

Sebastopol, CA, USA

Tuesday, March 21st

6:15PM

Green Mountain Film Festival

Savoy Theater Downstairs

Montpelier, VT, USA 

Friday, March 17th

8:15PM

Green Mountain Film Festival

Savoy Theater

Montpelier, VT, USA 

Sunday, March 5th

7:30PM

Salem Film Fest

Cinema Salem

Salem, MA, USA 

Saturday, February 18th

7:30PM

Woods Hole Film Festival Dinner & A Movie

Redfield Auditorium

Woods Hole, MA, USA 

Monday, February 13th

7:00PM

Waco Hippodrome

Baylor University

Waco, TX, USA 

Thursday, November 17th

10:30AM

DOC NYC

IFC Center

New York, NY, USA

Wednesday, November 16th

7:30PM

DOC NYC

IFC Center

New York, NY, USA

Saturday November 5th

7:30PM

St. Louis International Film Festival

Washington University Brown Hall

St. Louis, MO, USA

Sunday, November 6th

11:00AM

InScience Dutch International Film Festival

Arthouse LUX Screen 4

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Friday, November 4th

6:45PM

InScience Dutch International Film Festival

Arthouse LUX Screen 3

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Sunday, September 25th

1:30PM

Milwaukee Film Festival

Oriental Theatre Screen 2

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Saturday, September 24th

9:45PM

Milwaukee Film Festival

Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 1

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Wednesday, September 21st

10:00AM

Ambulante Colombia Film Festival

U. Tecnológica de Bolívar

Cartagena, CO

Friday, September 2th

12:30PM

Ambulante Colombia Film Festival

U. de Antioquia

Medellín, CO

Thursday, August 25th

7:00PM

Saturday, August 6th

8:30PM

Ambulante Colombia Film Festival

Museo Nacional de Colombia

Bogatá, CO

Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

Headfort House

Kells, IE

Monday, August 1st

9:00PM

Woods Hole Film Festival

Redfield Auditorium

Woods Hole, MA, USA

Tuesday, June 14th

9:45AM

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Bertha DocHouse Library Theater

Sheffield, UK

Saturday, May 14th

3:30PM

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Vancity Theatre

Vancouver, BC, CA

Saturday, May 7th

1:15PM

Hot Docs Canadian Intl Doc Film Festival

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Toronto, ON, CA

Saturday, April 30th

10:00AM

Hot Docs Canadian Intl Doc Film Festival

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Toronto, ON, CA

Friday, April 29th

9:45PM

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Hot Docs Canadian Intl Doc Film Festival

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Toronto, ON, CA

Thursday April 28th

7:00PM

Independent Film Festival of Boston

Brattle Theater

Cambridge, MA, USA

Saturday, April 9th

4:20PM

WORLD PREMIERE

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Durham Convention Center

Cinema 3

Durham, NC, USA

 

THE FILMMAKERS

JAMES DEMO
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

James Demo is an award-winning filmmaker who writes, directs and produces documentary and narrative films. Demo’s award-winning film, First Time Long Time, a short comedy starring John Savage and co-starring Emmy award-winning actress Amanda Plummer and Hollywood icon Karen Black, has played dozens of festivals worldwide. His feature length documentary film THE PEACEMAKER has one numerous jury awards and is a New York Times Critics' Pick. Since the start of his company Central Square Films in 2006, Demo has worked with notable artists including Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, Wynton Marsalis for Time Magazine, and Neil Gaiman for the launch of his game “Haunted Mansion.” Demo has been a Sundance Institute Fellow, a Film Independent Documentary Fellow and a Tribeca Film Institute/A&E IndieFilms StoryLab Fellow. The Peacemaker is supported by the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, The LEF Foundation and Sundance Documentary Film Program.

BETH MURPHY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Beth Murphy is a journalist and filmmaker who has spent the past decade focused on the human impact of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (What Tomorrow Brings, The List, Beyond Belief). She is Founder of Principle Pictures, and Director of Films at The GroundTruth Project, an international news organization where she trains emerging foreign correspondents and filmmakers. Murphy’s films have screened at top-tier film festivals and aired on broadcast networks globally. Her work as a multi-media producer, impact campaign director and author raises awareness and promotes action for issues and causes that demand social change.

STEPHEN NEMETH
 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Stephen Nemeth formed and heads up Rhino Films, the independent film company that originated as a division of Rhino Records. His producer credits include The Sessions, starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy (Sundance 2012 Audience Award, 2013 Academy Award nomination for Helen Hunt), C.O.G., the first David Sedaris adaptation (Sundance 2013), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Dogtown and Z Boys. Stephen's documentary credits include War/Dance (2008 Academy Award nomination), Fuel (Sundance 2008 Audience Award), Flow (Sundance 2008), Pick Up the Mic (Toronto 2005), and Climate Refugees (Sundance 2010).

ERIN CASPER
 EDITOR

Erin’s recent editing credits include The Last Season (2015 Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award nominee); American Promise (POV 2014, Emmy Nomination/Editing, Special Jury Prize for Achievement in Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival); The New Black (Independent Lens in 2014, GLAAD and NAACP Image Award nominee); Our School, (winner of the 2011 Sterling Award for Best US Feature Documentary at AFI DOCS); and short nonfiction pieces for NY Times Op-Docs and The Intercept. Erin was the inaugural recipient for the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship 2011, and has attended the Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab as a fellow in 2009 and 2015.

AL LETHBRIDGE
COMPOSER

From wildlife to science fiction, history to horror, Al has scored the music for a multitude of film and television productions. High-profile shows include the BBC's ground-breaking adventure series “Beyond Boundaries”, Ch4’s “Day Of The Kamikaze” (nominated for a Grierson and winner of a New York Gold), “Anatomy For Beginners” (winner of two RTS Awards), and “Nuremburg: Goering's Last Stand”, winner of the prestigious Hugh Weldon Award (BAFTA). Al works from his studio in Bristol, United Kingdom, and from the nine-meter boat he sails with his wife, filmmaker Jenny Jones.

 

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