‘The Riot and the Dance’ Offers a Celebration of Creation in Movie Theaters Nationwide for One Night on March 19

Family-Friendly Cinematic Event Features a Panel Discussion With Author Dr. Gordon Wilson, Filmed Exclusively for Cinema Audiences

DENVER – January 18, 2018 – Moviegoers will soon get the chance to dive deeper into creation, appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom and discover the world around us on the big screen. “The Riot and the Dance” is a nature and science documentary showcasing the vast and beautifully intricate planet on which we live. The documentary focuses on some of the world’s celebrity critters (megafauna), while also drawing attention to some of the often-overlooked inhabitants of the everyday. From slugs to hummingbirds, vipers to elephants, Dr. Gordon Wilson attempts to open eyes to the glory of creation.


Fathom Events and Gorilla Poet Productions present “The Riot and the Dance” in movie theaters nationwide on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Audiences will also experience an in-depth panel discussion with Dr. Wilson and other experts. Dr. Wilson has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy and is a Senior Fellow of Natural History, responsible for the New Saint Andrews College’s Natural History Colloquium and science electives. In addition to writing “The Riot and the Dance: Foundational Biology,” he is a regular contributor at “Answers in Genesis.”

Tickets for The Riot and the Dance can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 750 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“We are thrilled to share ’The Riot and the Dance’ through Fathom Events,” Director N.D. Wilson said. “After three years of production, Fathom was always the distribution partner we hoped for; Their track record shows that they understand the market as a whole and their unique model makes them an ideal ally for content creators of all sorts. We hope this event opens eyes and inspires audiences to truly marvel at the incredible creation that surrounds us all.”

A cinematic experience intended for the big screen, “The Riot and the Dance” celebrates a wide variety of ingeniously designed creatures from around the world in a way that will fascinate audiences of any age. In the documentary, biologist Dr. Gordon Wilson traverses our planet, sharing nature’s masterpieces everywhere from the jungle, to the desert, to his own back yard. Through powerful narration and a vividly powerful visual experience, audiences will develop a greater understanding of and appreciation for the world around us.


“Fathom is thrilled to present this inspiring cinema event with Gorilla Poet Productions,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Our audiences have shown a strong passion for stories of creation and the opportunity to enjoy them together in a big screen environment.”

For artwork/photos related to “The Riot and the Dance,” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.


About Gorilla Poet Productions

For the past decade, Idaho-based Gorilla Poet Productions has been focused on crafting cinematic offerings that inspire, entertain, and educate. Since their first documentary, “Collision,” in 2008, Gorilla Poet has been involved in everything from commercial production to experimental shorts. In 2016, they released their first feature film, “The River Thief,” in theaters. They are currently in production on two documentaries, an animated TV series for Netflix, and are in development on their next feature film with Lionsgate. For more information, visit www.GorillaPoet.net.



Jessica Nelson / Katherine Schwappach                                           

Fathom Events                        

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Lori Heiselman

Collide Media