Emmy Awards (Nominated): Outstanding Science, Technology, and Nature Programming
Full Frame (Winner): Human Rights Award
Heartland (Winner): Truly Moving Picture's Crystal Heart Award
Newport Beach (Winner): Outstanding Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking
Silver Docs (Winner): Social Issue Award
Sundance Film Festival: Candescent Award Given to One Outstanding Socially Conscious Documentary (Winner) and the Grand Jury Prize (Nominated)
"Two thumbs Up! Extraordinary!”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A must-see! ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ for the healthcare debate.”
– Anthony Kaufman, The Village Voice
“Turns an unwieldy, Medusa-headed topic into a convincingly humane argument for change...This hard-hitting film leaves us finally more hopeful than despairing.”
– Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times
“Cogent, convincing, determinedly non-ideological, ESCAPE FIRE tells us that everything we think we know about that incendiary topic might be wrong.”
– Kenneth Turan, LA Times
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. The film follows dramatic human stories and leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.
ESCAPE FIRE was released by Roadside Attractions in select theaters on October 5th, 2012. Lionsgate simultaneously released the film on iTunes and VOD.