Adrian Belic has done it! Landmark Theaters is premiering “Beyond the Call” in Chicago (starting November 24) and San Francisco (starting December 1) for a week. After five years of work, Adrian Belic finally has national theatrical distribution for “Beyond the Call.”
In an Indiana Jones meets Mother Teresa adventure, three middle-aged men – former soldiers and modern-day knights – travel the world delivering life-saving humanitarian aid directly into the hands of civilians and doctors; in some of the most dangerous yet beautiful places on Earth, the front lines of war.
“An extremely inspiring film that is also hilarious, exciting and heart-wrenching. Not only are the three men unbelievably good willed, they are enjoyable characters filled with lovable quirks and wonderful stories to tell.” – Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
If you are in Chicago or San Francisco, please go see this film. As you all know, the opening weekend success in both cities are very important because it will determine how widely Landmark will distribute the film around the US and how many other theaters will pick up the film. Adrian (writer, producer, cinematographer) and one of the stars, Ed Artis, will be in Chicago and San Francisco for the opening weekends doing Q&A after each screening.
I first heard about Knightsbridge, the organization started by Ed Artis, five years ago when Adrian was heading to Afghanistan to film Ed, Jim Laws, and Walt Ratterman on a mission to deliver humanitarian aid when all other aid organizations were leaving for security reasons. Stories of crossing borders illegally and stowing away in containers would filter through to us from time to time, but I lost track of the documentary until Adrian emerged from the editing room this year to start marketing the film.
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
“This year there are a handful of films that I want to cite simply because they embody, in one way or another, something of the spirit that gave birth to the Tribeca Film Festival… [Films] about people who know that what they do as individuals can make a difference in the world: Beyond the Call.” – Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, Tribeca Film Festival
Numerous film festivals (including the San Francisco International Film Festival, where I first saw the film) and multiple awards later, the general public will get a chance to see “Beyond the Call” on the big screen.
Don’t miss it.