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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 87 Minutes New York Premiere

America is a vast country -- 3,000 miles from end to end. But it's not the land that makes America so special -- it's the people. Filmmaker Louis Schwarzberg packed up his camera and hit the road, with a goal of capturing both the unparalleled beauty of the land and the incomparable spirit of the people. Through his movie, America's Heart and Soul, you'll have the chance to meet ordinary Americans with extraordinary stories. Louis's gift is his ability to connect with people, honestly capturing their values, dreams, and passion in an awe-inspiring journey that reveals the stories -- unusual, captivating, inspiring and emotional -- that make us into something more than a collection of individuals. America's Heart and Soul is a celebration of a nation told through the voices of its people. Featuring the music of John Mellencamp.

About the Director(s)
Louis Schwartzberg is an award-winning director and cinematographer with a distinguished career. He has directed numerous television commercials for such major clients as McDonald's, Coors Light, and Citicorp. Schwartzberg founded The Energy Film Library, a global company that owned and licensed one of the world's foremost collections of contemporary film imagery. After the sale of Energy to Getty Images, Inc., he founded BlackLight Films to produce television programming, large format, and theatrical feature films. Through BlackLight Films, he directed and executive-produced the series America! for the Hallmark Channel, and directed sequences for Norman Lear's Declaration of Independence project. America's Heart and Soul, produced, filmed and directed by Schwartzberg, will be the first theatrical documentary feature released by Disney. Schwartzberg graduated from UCLA with an M.F.A. in Theater Arts, and serves on the board of directors of the Earth Communication Office (ECO), and the Environmental Media Association (EMA).

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