The Screenings Will Be Followed by a Virtual Q&A With Acclaimed Director Sara Dosa

“This summer’s must-see doc.”

– Alissa Wilkinson, VOX

“The date-night documentary we need now … see it on as big a screen as you can.”

– VOGUE, Taylor Antrim

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Geographic Documentary Films and Neon announced today that they will bring their hit film FIRE OF LOVE, directed by Sara Dosa, to theaters nationwide for a one-night-only special screening event on Aug. 24. The screenings — in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and more — will be followed by a virtual Q&A with Sara Dosa and Variety’s Jazz Tangcay.

FIRE OF LOVE was initially released in theaters in select cities on Wednesday, July 6, and rolled out nationwide throughout the summer. The film premiered as a Day One selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and has since played at many other prestigious festivals, including New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, True/False, CPH:DOX, and Doc10. Following its Sundance premiere, the film was hailed by Variety as “a spellbinding experience” and The Hollywood Reporter as “a gorgeously photographed, dreamily constructed portrait.” It is currently “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a rare 100% Critics Rating. The documentary has also won a long list of awards during its festival run, including Sundance’s Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award, the Visions du Réel Audience Award, The International Wildlife Film Festival’s Best Feature Award, the Independent Film Festival Boston’s Documentary Grand Jury Prize, SIFF’s Special Jury Prize and numerous others.


Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.


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