Global VOD/Digital release today, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 of Strike Back Studios, REI Co-op Studios and the National Wildlife Federation (America’s largest wildlife conservation non-profit) release of Public House Films and TBVE Films’ “The Dark Divide.”
A shy butterfly expert (David Cross) embarks on a dangerous, life-changing trek through one of America’s greatest unprotected wildlands at the urging of his dying wife (Debra Messing).
Get lost, find yourself — Emmy® winner and two-time Grammy nominee David Cross (“Arrested Development,” “The Post”), multiple Golden Globe nominated and Emmy® winning Debra Messing (“Will & Grace,”“Searching”), Saturday Night Live alum David Koechner (the cult classic “Anchorman” films) Cameron Esposito (“Take My Wife,” Mother’s Day”), and multiple Independent Spirit Award nominee Gary Farmer (“First Cow,” “Smoke Signals”). The soundtrack features music by The Avett Brothers, Krist Novoselić (Nirvana) of Giants in the Trees, Samantha Crain, and The National Reserve.
The Dark Divide is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle’s (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea (Debra Messing ), the shy author finds himself in over his head on an epic, life-changing expedition through Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest in search of new species of butterflies. Over the course of his six-week adventure Pyle battles self-doubt, the grueling trail, and the people and creatures who call this forest home. And, somewhere deep in the heart of The Dark Divide, he makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about the natural world. With David Koechner, Cameron Esposito, Gary Farmer and Patterson Hood. Music by The Avett Brothers, Giants in the Trees featuring Krist Novoselić, The National Reserve, Samantha Crane, Bombadil, and more.
Based on the beloved book “Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide,” by Robert Pyle, one of America’s premiere nature writers, “The Dark Divide” tells Pyle’s incredible story and has been brought to the screen, helmed by acclaimed writer/director/producer Tom Putnam (director of the Tribeca Audience Award-winning documentary “Burn” and producer of Spirit Award-winner “Marwencol”).
“The Dark Divide,” the first feature film from REI Co-op Studios, which was distributed nationwide beginning with a theatrical release on Sept. 18, 2020, leading into an upcoming global VOD/Digital & Blu-Ray/DVD platform release on November 10, 2020.
A portion of the film’s profits will be donated to benefit National Wildlife Federation’s mission to protect wildlife and wild places. Advance registration to watch the movie and RSVP to events will be available at www.darkdividefilm.com.
“The Dark Divide” will be available on globally VOD/Digital platforms on November 10, 2020 in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, South Africa – Nambia; East Africa – Mauritius, Uganda, Zimbabwe; South America – Trinidad, Tobago, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela; Central America – Nicaragua, Panama; Asia – Japan, Singapore; the Caribbean – Saint Kitts and Nevis; and Europe – France, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain, etc. VOD/Digital Platforms to purchase the film include: Fandango Now, Roku Boxes, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Direct, Google Play, Microsoft, Direct TV, Dish Network, Spectrum, Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon Fios, etc. Upcoming theatrical release planned for Australia and New Zealand. Audiences can find where to watch the rent/buy the film in their country and platform of choice at www.darkdividefilm.com