The Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated documentary film Fire of Love, directed by Sara Dosa, returns to theaters nationwide this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February, 14, with a special introduction from Miranda July.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award, 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 released theatrically in July and is the highest grossing documentary nominated for an Academy AwardⓇ in the documentary category.
The Oscar-, BAFTA-, DGA-, PGA- and ACE-nominated film picked up multiple awards this past fall, including two Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards, for Best Documentary Feature and Best Archival Documentary along with two IDA Documentary Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Writing. In January, the film was awarded three Cinema Eye Awards, Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Visual Design and Outstanding Sound Design.
Theatrical engagements for the Valentine’s Day event include (but are not limited to) AMC Empire 25 (New York), AMC Lincoln Square (New York), Regal Union Square (New York), AMC Century City (Los Angeles), AMC Santa Monica Promenade (Santa Monica, Calif.), Lemmle Monica Film Center (Santa Monica, Calif.), AMC River East (Chicago, Ill.), Regal King of Prussia (King of Prussia, Pa.), AMC Kabuki (San Francisco), AMC Metreon (San Francisco), AMC Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) and AMC Boston Common (Boston).
In addition, the critically acclaimed documentary is currently available on Disney+ and Hulu. The film will have its broadcast debut on KABC Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 p.m. PST and on WABC Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. EST.
“I’m thrilled Fire of Love is back in theaters — especially for Valentine’s Day,” said director Sara Dosa. “We think of our film as a love triangle between two humans and volcanoes centered on the mysteries of both our planet and the human heart. I’m particularly happy that audiences are getting to know the Kraffts 30 years after their deaths — especially that Katia is being so celebrated once again as one of the first pioneering women in geosciences whose work inspired women to break through sexist boundaries in her own time, and her legacy is continuing to do so today.”
Fire of Love follows French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft. They loved two things — each other and volcanoes. Director Sara Dosa and her talented team used 16 mm footage shot by the Kraffts to represent the passion, explosiveness and unpredictability of love. The film continues to inspire audiences across the globe to pursue their own passions, find their own spirit of adventure, and ultimately fall in love with the unknown.
Watch the official trailer for Fire of Love.