Fathom Events and Ideal Partners Bring Critically Acclaimed Documentary “Beyond Utopia” to Theaters Nationwide October 23 and 24

Beyond Utopia

Sundance Award Winner is a suspenseful, real-life portrayal of people risking everything to flee North Korea

Denver, Colorado ( September 21, 2023 ) -

Fathom Events and Ideal Partners are bringing a landmark documentary that critics are calling “a real-life geopolitical thriller” and “one of the most dramatic flights to freedom ever captured on film” to more than 600 theaters across the country. “Beyond Utopia” opens nationwide for a two-day engagement only in theaters on October 23 and 24.

Purchase tickets and view trailer at Fathom Events HERE.

“Beyond Utopia” currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and has been hailed as a suspenseful, riveting portrait of the lengths that people will go to gain freedom. Madeleine Gavin’s timely film won the Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film follows various families as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on Earth, a land they grew up believing was a paradise. At the film’s core is a courageous pastor, a man of God on a mission to help a mother reunite with the child she was forced to leave behind, and a family of five—including small children and an elderly grandmother—embarking on a treacherous journey into the hostile mountains of China. Leaving their homeland is fraught with unimaginable danger—yet these individuals are driven to take the risk.

“Beyond Utopia” embeds the viewer with these family members as they attempt their perilous escape, palpably conveying life-or-death stakes. The result is a singular, heart-pounding, and unforgettable experience.

“This unforgettable, eye-opening movie showcases the incredible bravery of the people trying to escape a nightmarish existence,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “This importance of the documentary cannot be downplayed and we’re proud to be distributing it to theaters all over the country.”

Said producers Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of Ideal Partners, “Given the current challenging landscape for documentaries, we are incredibly grateful for Fathom’s steadfast belief that our film can find a robust audience. The fact that theatergoers will be able to experience Beyond Utopia on a big screen in more than 600 theatres across the country is amazing to us, and we are thrilled to have Fathom’s support and expertise to reach people at scale to help make it happen.”

For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theater locations are subject to change).

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit FathomEvents.com.

About Ideal Partners
IDEAL PARTNERS is an independent film and television development and production company based in New York City.