Motto Pictures

Motto Pictures Motto Pictures specializes in producing and executive producing documentary features

Founded by Julie Goldman in 2009, Motto secures financing, builds distribution strategies and creatively develops films with an eye toward maximizing the position of each project in the domestic and international markets.

07/13/2020
A THOUSAND CUTS (2020) | Official Trailer | PBS Distribution

Follow journalist Maria Ressa as she places the tools of the free press — and her freedom — on the line in defense of truth and democracy.

A Thousand Cuts Film comes to theaters and virtual cinemas nationwide Aug. 7. #AThousandCuts @athousandcutsfilm FRONTLINE | PBS PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=Gy_gWR0dEpY&feature=emb_logo

In Theaters and Virtual Cinemas August 7 Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident...

06/22/2020
Why Now Is The Time To Talk About Roy Cohn

Join Bully. Coward. Victim. filmmaker Ivy Meeropol and her father Michael Meeropol for a virtual conversation about the film and their unique perspective on Roy Cohn's legacy.
Watch #BullyCowardVictim The story of Roy Cohn now on HBO and streaming on HBO Max.
#BullyCowardVictim, #HBO, @HBO, @HBODocs, #HBODocs #RoyCohnDoc @Bully.Coward.Victim.TheStoryofRoyCohn @RoyCohnDoc

06/18/2020
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

Michael Meeropol tells his daughter Ivy about how he came to understand Roy Cohn's role in his parents' execution.
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn premieres, TONIGHT at 9pm on HBO. #BullyCowardVictim #HBO, #HBODocs #RoyCohnDoc HBO HBO Documentary Films

06/17/2020
Bully. Coward, Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

Sneak peek! Watch an excerpt from an interview with John Waters in Bully. Coward, Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn where he speaks candidly about Roy Cohn. Tune in tomorrow to HBO at 9 PM for the premiere! #BullyCowardVictim #HBO, HBO Documentary Films, #HBODocs #RoyCohnDoc HBO HBO Documentary Films

06/16/2020

“Law is an adversarial profession. One side wins and one side loses and I don't like to lose. I hate to lose." - Roy Cohn

TUNE IN! @Bully Coward Victim - The Story of Roy Cohn premieres THURSDAY (6/18) at 9pm on HBO. #BullyCowardVictim #HBO, HBO Documentary Films, #HBODocs #RoyCohnDoc

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. The Story of Roy Cohn premieres THURSDAY on @HBO on at 9pm. Find a link in our bio to the officia...
06/15/2020

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. The Story of Roy Cohn premieres THURSDAY on @HBO on at 9pm. Find a link in our bio to the official press release. #BullyCowardVictim #BullyCowardVictim, #HBO, @HBO, @HBODocs, #HBODocs @roycohndoc @ivmeeropol

06/15/2020

AVAILABLE NOW ON SHOWTIME! @Ringsidethefilm chronicles upbringing of two boxers and their divergent paths as they navigate life’s uncertainties on the South Side of Chicago. #RingsideDoc @showtimeboxing @shosports @desto.29 @kennethsimsjr

06/13/2020

WATCH NOW ON SHOWTIME! @Ringsidethefilm documents the lives of Kenneth Sims Jr., Destyne Butler Jr., and their aspirations to achieve boxing glory. Don’t miss Ringside subjects Destyne Butler, Jr. & Kenny Sims Jr. Live Q&A on @kennethsimsjr Instagram after the premiere. #RingsideDoc #Showtime @showtimeboxing @Showtime

06/12/2020

TUNE IN TONIGHT!
Two boxers. Two journeys. Nine years in the making. Ringside premieres TONIGHT at 8:30PM ET/PT on @Showtime. @ShowtimeBoxing @ShoSports @kennethsimsjr @desto.29 .
#showtime #ringsidethefilm #showtimeboxing #boxing #documentary #chicago

06/11/2020

RINGSIDE premieres on Showtime TOMORROW! Follow two gifted boxers and the fathers who guide them, as they strive to overcome a series of personal and societal obstacles. @Ringsidethefilm premieres 6/12 at 8:30PM on @Showtime. #RingsideDoc @showtimeboxing @shosports @kennethsimsjr @desto.29

Excited to share the news that INVENTING TOMORROW won a Peabody Award! Congratulations to the team and all the films who...
06/10/2020

Excited to share the news that INVENTING TOMORROW won a Peabody Award! Congratulations to the team and all the films who were nominated and honored this year. @inventingtomorrowmovie @PeabodyAwards #InventingTomorrow #PeabodyAwards #PeabodyWinner #StoriesThatMatter

06/10/2020
Bully. Coward. Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn | Official Trailer | HBO

TUNE IN! Bully Coward Victim - The Story of Roy Cohn will have its broadcast premiere on HBO on Thursday, June 18th. Directed by Ivy Meeropol, the film offers an unflinching look at the life and death of infamous attorney. #bullycowardvictim #BullyCowardVictim, #HBO, HBO Documentary Films, #HBODocs #roycohndoc Ivy Meeropol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXHj4AYxpvw

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN takes an unflinching look at the life and death of infamous attorney Roy Cohn, who first gained prominence by pr...

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN will screen at AFI Docs on June 18th! Screening will include a Zoom Q&A wit...
06/08/2020

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN will screen at AFI Docs on June 18th! Screening will include a Zoom Q&A with Director Ivy Meeropol and journalist Lois Romano. Screening and Forum Passes are now available for purchase, and Individual Program tickets will be on sale starting June 10th. Find a link to AFI in our bio. @roycohndocs @ivmeeropol #AFIDocs #BullyCowardVictim #HBO

Congrats @maitealberdi! Featured as one of IndieWire’s “20 Rising Women Directors You Need to Know in 2020” @moleagentfi...
06/04/2020

Congrats @maitealberdi! Featured as one of IndieWire’s “20 Rising Women Directors You Need to Know in 2020” @moleagentfilm #TheMoleAgent #IndieWire

We are thrilled to announce the broadcast premiere of BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. The Story of Roy Cohn, directed by Ivy Meer...
05/28/2020

We are thrilled to announce the broadcast premiere of BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. The Story of Roy Cohn, directed by Ivy Meeropol on @HBO on Friday, 6/19 at 8pm. Find a link in our bio to the official press release. #BullyCowardVictim #BullyCowardVictim, #HBO, @HBO, @HBODocs, #HBODocs @roycohndoc @ivmeeropol

TUNE IN! Showtime will premiere RINGSIDE next Friday, June 12 at 8:30PM. Winner of Chicago International Film Festival’s...
05/26/2020

TUNE IN! Showtime will premiere RINGSIDE next Friday, June 12 at 8:30PM. Winner of Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Hugo Award, RINGSIDE, directed by Andre Hormann, chronicles the dramatic upbringing of two boxing prodigies and follows the divergent paths they take as they navigate life’s uncertainties on the South Side of Chicago. @showtimeboxing @ringsidethefilm @kennethsimsjr @desto.29 #sutorkolonko #boxing #documentary #chicago #kennysimsjr #destynebutlerjr

Among the titles are the European premieres of Zeina Durra’s Egypt-set drama Luxor, starring Andrea Riseborough, Fernand...
05/25/2020
Karlovy Vary Fest to Screen 16 Films at 96 Cinemas Across Czech Republic

Among the titles are the European premieres of Zeina Durra’s Egypt-set drama Luxor, starring Andrea Riseborough, Fernanda Valadez’s feature debut Identifying Features, and The Mole Agent, Maite Alberdi’s mix of the spy comedy and observational documentary genres.
The Mole Agent Maite AlberdiMarce Santibáñez SUTOR KOLONKO Chris Clements Carolyn Hepburn Marissa Ericson Samantha Bloom Daniel Torres

Among the titles are the European premieres of Zeina Durra’s 'Luxor,' Fernanda Valadez’s 'Identifying Features' and Maite Alberdi's 'The Mole Agent.'

05/19/2020

Two prodigies. Two journeys. One Goal. We’re thrilled to announce the broadcast premiere of RINGSIDE on Showtime on Friday, June 12 at 8:30PM! @showtimeboxing @ringsidethefilm @kennethsimsjr @desto.29 @sutorkolonko #sutorkolonko #boxing #documentary #chicago #kennysimsjr #destynebutlerjr

“The promise of skillful will is the ability to thrive while doing what you have to do to survive. That is wisdom meant ...
05/07/2020

“The promise of skillful will is the ability to thrive while doing what you have to do to survive. That is wisdom meant to be shared, and that is what artists should be busy doing.”- Director Bo McGuire writes in @talkhouse. Check out the link below to read more about Bo’s journey in creating his Tribeca Film Festival award winning documentary, SOCKS ON FIRE. @socksonfire @thesaintstheymarch @tribeca #TFF #SocksOnFire #BoMcGuire

Thrilled to have ONE CHILD NATION and INVENTING TOMORROW nominated for the @PeabodyAwards! Congratulations to our many f...
05/06/2020

Thrilled to have ONE CHILD NATION and INVENTING TOMORROW nominated for the @PeabodyAwards! Congratulations to our many friends who are also nominated! #PeabodyAwards #OneChildNation #InventingTomorrow One Child Nation Inventing Tomorrow

Exciting news! RINGSIDE will have its broadcast premiere on Friday June 12th on @Showtime! SUTOR KOLONKO @MottoPictures
05/04/2020

Exciting news! RINGSIDE will have its broadcast premiere on Friday June 12th on @Showtime! SUTOR KOLONKO @MottoPictures

Year after year, @POVdocs delivers powerful films featuring diverse voices. America's longest-running documentary series...
05/04/2020

Year after year, @POVdocs delivers powerful films featuring diverse voices. America's longest-running documentary series on @PBS is back for its 33rd season, with 80 percent of films directed by women and two thirds by filmmakers of color. We are thrilled to share THE MOLE AGENT will premiere on POV January 25, 2021. Mark your calendars! https://to.pbs.org/2W8PQ3g #POVS33 #TheMoleAgent #ElAgenteTopo @maitealberdi @MarcelaSantibañez @moleagentfilm

We are thrilled to share SOCKS ON FIRE, directed by Bo McGuire, has been honored with Tribeca’s Film Festival #BestDocum...
05/01/2020

We are thrilled to share SOCKS ON FIRE, directed by Bo McGuire, has been honored with Tribeca’s Film Festival #BestDocumentaryFeature! Congrats to the entire team, including Director @thesaintstheymarch, Editor @Mpallman, Cinematographer @M_ttclegg and Producer @bearquinn!

Poster Design by @jwbaker and portrait by @evanpaulenglish
@SocksOnFireFilm @Tribeca #Documentary #SocksonFire #BoMcGuire

Motto Pictures: The Mole Agent and A Thousand Cuts at Sundance 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/0f257c52627e/motto-pictures-the...
01/23/2020
Motto Pictures: The Mole Agent and A Thousand Cuts at Sundance 2020

Motto Pictures: The Mole Agent and A Thousand Cuts at Sundance 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/0f257c52627e/motto-pictures-the-mole-agent-and-a-thousand-cuts-at-sundance-3173109

When a family becomes concerned with their mother’s wellbeing in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83-year-old man to become a new resident – and a mole inside the home. Sergio struggles to balance his assignment with his increasing involvement in the lives of ...

Congratulations to the Ringside team on winning the international documentary features competition at Cinema Vérité ; Ir...
12/17/2019

Congratulations to the Ringside team on winning the international documentary features competition at Cinema Vérité ; Iran International Documentary Film Festival!

Thanks for having us, Cinema Vérité ; Iran International Documentary Film Festival! We were so honored to win the international documentary features competition! Congratulations to everyone on the Ringside team!

We're thrilled to start 2020 with the Sundance Film Festival premieres of A THOUSAND CUTS and THE MOLE AGENT and we're l...
12/06/2019
2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

We're thrilled to start 2020 with the Sundance Film Festival premieres of A THOUSAND CUTS and THE MOLE AGENT and we're looking forward to premiering more new, wonderful films throughout 2020!

Drawn From a Record High of 15,100 Submissions Across The Program, Including 3,853 Features, Selected Films Represent 27 Countries

Extra tickets have been made available for tonight's screening of One Child Nation at DOC NYC! For tickets & info, click...
11/14/2019
DOC NYC

Extra tickets have been made available for tonight's screening of One Child Nation at DOC NYC! For tickets & info, click the link below.

#OneChildNation Amazon Studios #AmazonStudios #OneChildPolicy

📣 We have released extra tickets for our screening One Child Nation screening tomorrow, Thurs Nov 14, 6.55pm at the Cinepolis Chelsea.

China’s one-child policy ended in 2015, but it has had a haunting impact on several generations of Chinese families. After the birth of her own child, filmmaker Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow) returns to her village, where she begins an investigation into the controversial population control program. Posing difficult questions to family members, local party officials, journalists and activists, she and co-director Jialing Zhang uncover troubling secrets that have long been kept hidden.

This award winning film from Nanfu Wang is co-presented by Human Rights Watch Film Festival & New York Women in Film & Television

Ringside
11/09/2019
Ringside

Ringside

1 DAY UNTIL THE NYC PREMIERE OF Ringside!

Join us on Sunday night at IFC Center for our #DOCNYC screening with Q&A with Director André Hörmann and subjects Kenny Sims Jr., Destyne Butler Jr. and their fathers.

Tickets and info available here. Spread the word!: https://www.docnyc.net/film/ringside/

#RINGSIDE #KENNYSIMSJR #DESTYNEBUTLERJR #DOCUMENTARY #NYC

11/08/2019

#OneChildNation is Now Available on Amazon Prime Video!

"Gripping" - The Playlist⁣
"Remarkable" - Vanity Fair⁣
"Powerful” - The Hollywood Reporter⁣

Join us this Sunday for the New York premiere of Ringside at #DOCNYC! Screening will include Q&A with Director André Hör...
11/08/2019
RINGSIDE

Join us this Sunday for the New York premiere of Ringside at #DOCNYC! Screening will include Q&A with Director André Hörmann and subjects Kenny Sims Jr., Destyne Butler Jr. and their fathers.

Tickets and info available here. Spread the word!: https://www.docnyc.net/film/ringside/

NYC PREMIERE Two young men strive to define their destiny in Chicago’s South Side in this poignant chronicle. Kenny and Destyne dream of boxing grea

Exciting news! Congratulations to many friends and colleagues who received Cinema Eye Honors nominations and to the amaz...
11/07/2019
'American Factory,' 'Apollo 11' Top Cinema Eye Honors Documentary Nominations

Exciting news! Congratulations to many friends and colleagues who received Cinema Eye Honors nominations and to the amazing teams behind #OneChildNation and The Raft!

#TheRaft #OneChildNation #Documentary

Other nominees in the New York-based awards include "For Sama," "Honeyland," "Midnight Family" and "One Child Nation"

Ringside will have its New York premiere at @DOCNYCfest  this Sunday, November 10th at 9PM at IFC Center! Post-screening...
11/06/2019
RINGSIDE

Ringside will have its New York premiere at @DOCNYCfest this Sunday, November 10th at 9PM at IFC Center! Post-screening Q&A to follow. Tickets available here: https://bit.ly/33m3uSU

#DOCNYC #RINGSIDE #Documentary #Boxing #NYC

NYC PREMIERE Two young men strive to define their destiny in Chicago’s South Side in this poignant chronicle. Kenny and Destyne dream of boxing grea

TUNE-IN! THE APOLLO by Director Roger Ross Williams premieres on HBO TONIGHT at 9PM EST! Check out the trailer at the li...
11/06/2019
The Apollo | Documentaries | HBO

TUNE-IN! THE APOLLO by Director Roger Ross Williams premieres on HBO TONIGHT at 9PM EST! Check out the trailer at the link below and Roger Ross Williams' interview with NPR here: https://bit.ly/2JTM1ty

#TheApolloTheater #Documentary #HBO Apollo Theater HBO Documentary Films

Learn more about the HBO documentary The Apollo.

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MOTTO's completed films include the Academy Award shortlisted and Emmy nominated SERGIO directed by Greg Barker and the acclaimed SONS OF PERDITION, directed by Jennilyn Merten and Tyler Measom, which premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) earlier this year. MOTTO recently completed BUCK, which had its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the US Documentary Audience Award. Sundance Selects/IFC Films released BUCK in June to critical and popular acclaim and it has since played on over 500 screens across the country and is one of the top grossing documentaries of the year. MOTTO's current slate includes BETTER THIS WORLD directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, which premiered on the acclaimed PBS series POV in September and recently won the Gotham Award for Best Documentary, KORAN BY HEART with Greg Barker and John Battsek for HBO and Silverdocs Best US Feature award winner OUR SCHOOL directed by Mona Nicoara. MOTTO also has several films that are in production: Participant Media's FINDING NORTH directed by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson; 1971 directed by Johanna Hamilton; THIS GREAT INVISIBLE directed by Margaret Brown; GIDEON'S ARMY directed by Dawn Porter, AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY directed by Alison Klayman, and GOD LOVES UGANDA directed by Roger Ross William

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