Thursday 16 May 2024

NEWS: Lucy Lawless’ Directorial Debut 'Never Look Away' to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival London

Never Look Away

By Jon Donnis

Fans of documentary cinema and devotees of Lucy Lawless have a new reason to celebrate. The powerful new feature documentary "Never Look Away," directed by acclaimed actress and activist Lucy Lawless, is set to have its UK premiere at the Sundance Film Festival London on June 7th and 8th. This highly anticipated event will feature Q&A sessions with Lawless, marking a significant moment in her career as she transitions from acting to directing.

Margaret Moth

"Never Look Away" chronicles the extraordinary life and career of Margaret Moth, a swashbuckling CNN combat camerawoman whose fearless pursuit of the truth took her to some of the most dangerous conflict zones in recent history. From covering the riots following Gandhi's assassination in India to the Persian Gulf War, the Bosnian War, and the 2006 Lebanon War, Moth's story is one of bravery, resilience, and a relentless quest to document the worst of humanity.

The documentary, produced by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, offers an unflinching biography of Moth, presenting both the professional and personal dimensions of her life. It combines dramatic footage from the war zones she covered with heartfelt testimonials from colleagues and family members. These candid interviews reveal the duality of Moth's persona – a trailblazing icon in the field of journalism, yet a self-destructive and emotionally fraught individual off the camera.

Lucy Lawless, known for her roles in "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Ash vs Evil Dead," steps behind the camera for the first time, bringing her unique perspective to Moth's incredible story. Lawless' transition to directing is already garnering praise for its insightful and powerful storytelling.

The UK premiere of "Never Look Away" will take place at Picturehouse Central on Friday, June 7th at 6:15 pm, followed by an additional screening on Saturday, June 8th at 12:00 pm. Both screenings will be accompanied by Q&A sessions with Lawless, offering audiences a chance to engage with the director and delve deeper into the making of the documentary.

"Never Look Away" is set for a wider release in UK cinemas later this year, promising to inspire and captivate viewers with the story of a woman who never backed down in the face of danger. This premiere at Sundance Film Festival London is a fitting launch for a documentary that celebrates the indomitable spirit of one of journalism's most remarkable figures.

For more information on the Sundance Film Festival London and to purchase tickets, visit Sundance London's official website. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Lucy Lawless' compelling directorial debut and explore the life of Margaret Moth, a true pioneer in the field of combat journalism.

Never Look Away will release in UK cinemas in late 2024