Not Going Quietly: Audience Award-Winner About Political Activist Ady Barkan

SXSW Audience Award-Winner About Political Activist Ady Barkan Will Screen At The Tribeca Film Festival


May 12, 2021 – Greenwich Entertainment announced today the acquisition of North American distribution rights to Not Going Quietly directed by Nicholas Bruckman (La Americana).

The documentary premiered to glowing reviews and won the Audience Award and Special Jury Recognition for Humanity in Social Action at SXSW.  The film will have its New York premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival and Greenwich will release the film in theaters on August 13.

Not Going Quietly provides an intimate and inspiring look at progressive hero and loving father Ady Barkan.  Diagnosed with ALS at age 32, and in spite of declining physical abilities, Barkan embarks on a nationwide campaign for healthcare reform through his “Be A Hero” organization, speaks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and becomes the “most powerful activist in America” according to Politico.  Bruckman’s documentary captures the chance airplane encounter with Senator Jeff Flake that catapulted Ady to fame and the behind-the-scenes look at Ady’s groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren during the Democratic Primaries.

“If you didn’t already know that Ady Barkan is an incredible badass who has overcome every possible obstacle to transform our democracy for the better, soon you will thanks to Greenwich Entertainment,” said director Nicholas Bruckman.  “We’re beyond excited to be working with the passionate team at Greenwich on the release of Not Going Quietly, and to share Ady’s story nationwide at this profound and hopeful moment for our country.”

Not Going Quietly was produced by Amanda Roddy with executive producers Nicholas Bruckman and Ryder Haske of People’s Television, Mark Duplass (Wild Wild Country), Jay Duplass (Tangerine), Mel Eslyn (The One I Love), Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The West Wing), Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, and Wendy Kelman Neu of Park PicturesNina Tassler and Joan Boorstein of PatMa Productions.  Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.