We are pleased to announce the U.S. theatrical and VOD launch of “The Promise” as “Killing for Love”, opening in New York City at the IFC Center, and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Royal, on Friday, December 15. The film is being released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects, additional US cities will be announced soon.
(A week of screenings per city)
|12/15/2017||New York||IFC Center (1)||Buy Tickets|
|12/15/2017||Los Angeles||Laemmle Royal (2)||Buy Tickets|
|12/15/2017||Lynchburg||Liberty University (3)|
|12/22/2017||Hollywood||Arena CineLounge||Buy Tickets|
|12/29/2017||Baltimore||Parkway Theatre||Buy Tickets|
|12/29/2017||Chattanooga||Palace Picture House||Buy Tickets|
|12/29/2017||Columbus||Gateway Film Center||Buy Tickets|
|12/30/2017||Winchester||Alamo Drafthouse||Buy Tickets|
|01/03/2018||Montclair||Cinema 505||Buy Tickets|
|01/05/2018||Richmond||Criterion Cinemas||Buy Tickets|
|01/12/2018||Greensboro||Red Cinemas Midtown||Buy Tickets|
|01/12/2018||Salem||Cinema Salem 3||Buy Tickets|
|01/19/2018||Albuquerque||Guild Cinema||Buy Tickets|
|01/21/2018||Plymouth||Flying Monkey||Buy Tickets|
|01/26/2018||Brunswick||Frontier Cafe (4)||Buy Tickets|
|02/04/2018||Waterville||Railroad Square 3 (5)||Buy Tickets|
|03/02/2018||Pittsfield||Little Cinema Berkshire Museum||Buy Tickets|
|03/07/2018||Norfolk||Naro Expanded(6)||Buy Tickets|
|03/22/2018||Charlottesville||Violet Crown Cinema||Buy Tickets|
|03/24/2018||Portland||Museum of Art (7)||Buy Tickets|
(Q&A and panel discussions with special guests)
(1) Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen, Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding, Albemarle County, VA and Atty Jane Pucher, Innocence Project, NY
(2) Post-screening Q&A with consulting producer Peter Broderick and special guest Martin Sheen
(3) Special sneak preview, Q&A with DNA expert and Liberty University faculty member Dr. Tom McClintock and Jens Soering´s attorney Steve Rosenfield
(4) Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen and Atty Amy Fairfield, board member Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
(5) Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen and attorney Logan Perkins (Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) This was canceled due to weather
(6) Post-screening Q&A with Bill Sizemore, journalist and author (co-author with Jens Soering of It’s a Far, Far Better Thing), with special guest Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding
(7) March 24: Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen
March 25 – Post-screening panel discussion, introduced by Dean Danielle Conway, University of Maine School of Law, moderated by Professor Thea Johnson with special guests Atty Amy Fairfield and her client Anthony Sanborn, recently released after serving 27 years of a 70 year murder conviction. Other guests tba.
This season, on The Truth About True Crime, host Amanda Knox explores the perplexing and sensationalized case from the docu-series Killing for Love, streaming on Sundance Now. Listen as she untangles a tale of obsessed young lovers, heinous murders, and a shocking miscarriage of justice that eerily parallels her own story.
Tuesady, March 6, 2018 | 6.30 pm
Co-directors Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger will participate in a post-screening Q&A with film critic and author Geoff Pevere. The true crime Tuesdays: All is not what it seems in this six-film series, all accompanied by special guest discussions. Co-presented by Toronto True Crime Film Festival.
Location: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1Y3 Canada
We are pleased to announce that the filmmakers Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger will go on a journey with their documentary “The Promise – First love life sentence”. After the screenings, they will be available for questions and answers, giving the audience exclusive insights into the background of the film as well as on current developments in the case of Jens Soering.
|Th.||20.10.||Stuttgart||Delphi Filmtheater**||07.30 pm||more|
|Th.||27.10.||Munich||Neues Maxim*||07.00 pm||more|
|Sa.||29.10.||Berlin||Filmkunst 66||05.30 pm||more|
|Sa.||29.10.||Berlin||Sputnik Kino||07.30 pm||more|
|Su.||30.10.||Potsdam||Thalia Programmkino||10.30 am||more|
|Su.||30.10||Leipzig||Passage Kino||04.30 pm||more|
|Mo.||31.10.||Hamburg||Abaton Kino||08.00 pm||more|
|Tu.||01.11.||Hannover||Kino am Raschplatz*||08.30 pm||more|
* Without Marcus Vetter
** Without Karin Steinberger (appointment in Nuremberg only with ski circuit)
On October 5 in Barcelona and 17 in Madrid, the thriller about the murder of the Haysom couple in the 1980s by German directors Marcus Vetter and Karin Stenberg will be screened.
DocsBarcelona del Mes presents The Promise, the documentary thriller about the horrific murder of the Haysom couple, a sensation in the international press in the 1980s. The film, in the Official Panorama Section at the 20th DocsBarcelona Festival, reconstructs the brutal events of 1985 and reopens the media case to provide new and revealing evidence that calls into question the sentence handed down by the US justice system to the very young Jens Soering.
Bertha Doc House is the UK’s first cinema dedicated solely to documentary. Based at Curzon Bloomsbury in Central London, we screen the best new releases, festival favourites, retrospective titles and curated seasons providing an exciting platform for documentary filmmakers and nurturing a new generation of doc lovers. With a programme packed with filmmaker Q&As, masterclasses, discussions, special events and an online hub accessible from anywhere in the world, Bertha DocHouse is the home of documentary.
From January 13 to 26, 2017, Bertha Doc House will present “The Promise” exclusively in the Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW.
Filmperspketive is proud to announce BBC Storyville‘s presentation of
The 1 x 117 version of “The Promise” will be broadcast as “Killing for Love“ in the UK by our co-production partner BBC Storyville. Storyville is a documentary portal, presented by the BBC, which shows the best of international documentary films.
On Video on Demand on BBC Storyville iPlayer
Simultaneously, the BBC offers the serial version of 6×28 minutes on the BBC video-on-demand service iPlayer. Storyville is a documentary portal, presented by the BBC, which shows the best of international documentary films.
The film “The Promise” broadcast by the Belgium TV station VRT in a 117 minutes version and the directors cut as a 3-part version (3×58 minutes) on Februray 6 (part 1), February 13 (part 2) and February 20 (part3). Available online now on VRT NU.
“The Promise” will be broadcast in the Netherlands by our co-production partner, the Dutch TV channel VPRO, as a 2-part version (2×85 minutes). Broadcast on NPO2 on April 25 (Part 1) and April 26 (part 2) and subsequently offered on video-on-demand.