Giant Pictures to Release Award Winning Documentary Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Edition of Distant Harmony: Pavarotti In China

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Giant Pictures, the digital film distributor of Giant Interactive, will release the 30th Anniversary Edition of director DeWitt Sage's feature documentary Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China allowing audiences worldwide to experience Luciano Pavarotti's 1986 travels to Beijing.

In 1986, Luciano Pavarotti was invited to Beijing to present La Bohème, conduct master classes and perform concerts for more than 150 million people.


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Academy Award-winning filmmaker DeWitt Sage captures every moment of Pavarotti's travels, from the tenor's famously cheerful exchanges with local singers to the inevitable clash of cultures. Produced by Sage, John Goberman, founding producer of Live from Lincoln Center, and Dan Wigutow.

"The feature documentary, Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China, was first released theatrically, to much acclaim, back in 1988. Giant Pictures will be re-releasing the film as a 30th Anniversary edition on digital platforms worldwide & DVD on September 10, 2019. Luciano Pavarotti was of course, and still is, the most famous opera singer in the world. The film contains unique footage from the great tenor's tour of China in 1986 and is a must-see for any opera lover." said Nick Savva, of Giant Pictures.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of Distant Harmony:  Pavarotti in China is a time capsule of that brief period in time when Pavarotti visited China, just after it had begun to open a door to the West, and right before it slammed that door shut. 


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The documentary preserves a period in Pavarotti's life when he was still at the top of his game, and at the peak of his worldwide fame. His voice and performances in the documentary are brilliant. He was an ambassador for opera, and he brought opera to the masses, in places other than opera houses. Pavarotti was one of the few opera singers to become a worldwide household name, even in China. 


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"The 30th Anniversary Edition of Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China has been powerfully transformed by digital technology and by the passage of time. This 30th Anniversary Edition is stunningly new.  Its colors are clearer and richer, Pavarotti's achievement seems greater, his voice almost glows and now the film glows with it," said Sage.

Pre-order on Apple TV now. : https://apple.co/2Zxqufe

About GIANT PICTURES

Giant Pictures is a boutique digital distributor based in NYC and Los Angeles, which is dedicated to elevating the digital experience. Working directly with filmmakers and rights owners, Giant distributes movies and TV shows to VOD & OTT platforms in North America and worldwide.


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Giant is a division of Giant Interactive, an award-winning digital media and technology services company, and is an iTunes Preferred aggregator and encoding house. Recent movie and documentary releases include: '306 Hollywood' (Dir. Elan & Jonathan Bogarin, Sundance 2018), 'Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.' (Dir. Steve Loveridge, Sundance 2018), 'Newness' (Dir. Drake Doremus, starring Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Sundance 2017). Visit us at: www.giant.pictures.com 

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