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Sundance

  • Matt is now at the Sundance Film Festival to promote water.org's promotion with Stella Artois and a film he executive produced titled Bending the Arc - details here, thanks to Irina and Paula. A photo of Matt at the water.org brunch with chef Marcus Samuelsson is at Grace Cha's Instagram.

    World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim will attend the world premiere of the stunning new documentary feature BENDING THE ARC at Sundance Film Festival and will be reunited with lifelong friends and co-founders of Partners In Health Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl (daughter of British novelist Roald Dahl) and patients from around the world whose lives were saved by their remarkable work. From directors Academy Award-Nominee Kief Davidson, Primetime Emmy Award Winner Pedro Kos, and producer/writer Academy Award-Nominee Cori Shepherd Stern.

    A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl - whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

  • Matt was in Davos for the World Economic Forum earlier in the week. A report is at USA Today, and a video is here.

  • From an interview with Ben at the Inquirer, thanks to a reader.

    "Matt lives down the street from me. I am very lucky. Our kids get together all the time—they have sleepovers and parties.

    In terms of professional matters, Pearl Street Films is my and Matt’s company, which has a production card on “Manchester.” Matt is the producer. We try to produce movies together as much as we can. We share scripts and give each other advice. We watch football together and do things that people do."
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