For Immediate Release
“Informative and infuriating.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“As fascinating as it is horrifying.”
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
From the Academy Award®Nominated Director of FOOD, INC.
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT
CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 26, 2015) – MERCHANTS OF DOUBT, a satirical look at corporate deception, will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD July 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The documentary by Sony Pictures Classics, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway, and directed by Academy Award® nominee Robert Kenner (Best Documentary, Food, Inc., 2010), MERCHANTS OF DOUBT explores how the media can twist and spin stories, confuse the public, and delay public action on some of the most pressing issues of modern times – from tobacco to climate change.
The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday hailed MERCHANTS OF DOUBT as “a brisk, engrossing portrait of enviro-spin,” and Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called the film “as fascinating as it is horrifying.” Kenner interviews individuals on both sides of the argument including scientists, whistle blowers and activists to get a full perspective on the issues at hand. Some of the most insightful moments include interviews with former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis; Marc Morano, Executive Director of ClimateDepot.com; and Stanton Glantz, an American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control.
The MERCHANTS OF DOUBT Blu-ray Combo Pack contains special bonus features including deleted scenes, commentary with director Robert Kenner, and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Q&A with Robert Kenner.
*Combo Pack Includes Blu-ray and DVD
Inspired by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway’s acclaimed book, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a comedic yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet contrarily are aiming to spread maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Special Bonus Features include:
• Deleted Scenes
• Commentary with Director Robert Kenner
• TIFF Q&A with Robert Kenner
The film has a runtime of 96 minutes & is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.