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A bold mission to save species on the brink, from the Oscar-winning filmmakers of The Cove.
A bold mission to save species on the brink, from the Oscar-winning filmmakers of The Cove.
A bold mission to save species on the brink, from the Oscar-winning filmmakers of The Cove.
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Are You Watching With the World?


Dear Backers,

This Wednesday, December 2nd will mark an unprecedented moment for the Racing Extinction community. Our film will premiere on the Discovery Channel in over 220 countries and territories around the world, and it’s an amazing chance to send a powerful message that we won’t stand by and lose this race.

Will you be tuning in?

Now is your chance to join the thousands of viewing events taking place across the globe by signing up to host your own.

When you sign up, we’ll send you our viewing guide with exclusive information about the film and how to get involved. 

Sign up now and invite your friends to tune in.


Louie & The Racing Extinction Team

P.S. Check your local listings for information.

Racing Extinction hits theaters Sept 18!

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Hello Backers - The wait is over! On September 18th, Racing Extinction is opening in select theaters throughout the U.S. This is your chance to see the film on the big screen before it goes worldwide on Discovery on December 2nd.

September 18, 2015 

  • Los Angeles: Laemmle Noho 
  • New York City: Village East Cinema
  • Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center
  • Minneapolis: St. Anthony Main 
  • Laguna Niguel, CA: Regency Director's Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel 
  • Portland, OR: Living Room Theaters 

 September 25, 2015 

  • Phoenix: Valley Art 
  • Seattle: SIFF Uptown
  • San Francisco: Balboa Theatre

Get tickets today! 

As one of our earliest supporters, we're counting on you to join us in theaters on opening weekend. A successful opening weekend will allow us to stay in theaters longer and reach more people, sending a powerful message that this is a film everyone must see. Recruit your family and friends and help keep Racing Extinction in theaters!

Don't see your city on the list? Don't worry. We are adding more cities this week so keep checking our website and Facebook page to see where the film is opening near you. We have one-night-only events taking place in Toronto, Vancouver, Jackson Hole, Sedona and Bellingham. You can see the full list of screenings here. And if you are interested in bringing a group of 25 or more to the theater, simply email for more details on discount tickets. We look forward to seeing you in theaters next week! 


Louie & The Racing Extinction Team

Check out our new theatrical poster!
Check out our new theatrical poster!

Global Broadcast Event on Discovery Channel


We had an amazing time premiering the film at Sundance, where the film received standing ovations at every screening. The highlight of the festival was showing the film to 450 middle and high school students whose enthusiasm for changing the world was infectious. We can't wait to share the film with the rest of the world.

Which is why we are so excited to announce that Discovery has picked up worldwide rights to Racing Extinction, and will be shown simultaneously in 220 countries in a global broadcast event. The film will also have a limited theatrical run and will be released on VOD. We're still working out the details on the release dates and when it will be available for special screenings for NGO's, on campuses, etc. Be sure to sign up for updates at If you'd like to screen the film you can submit a request here and we will let you know when the film is available.  

With gratitude,

The Racing Extinction Team

P.S. If you haven't seen it yet, check out our poster!

Racing Extinction Premiere @ Sundance!


Racing Extinction is headed to Sundance! We're honored to be coming back to the festival after The Cove premiered in Park City nearly 6 years ago. See the full listing of Sundance screenings here.

Can’t make it out to Park City? Don’t worry. We will have screenings across the country in 2015 and we will announce those dates on Facebook, Twitter and our mailing list in the coming months. You can also sign up to host your own screening of Racing Extinction here.

This festival premiere isn’t just about a movie. Sundance will also mark the beginning of the Racing Extinction campaign where - with your help - we plan on galvanizing audiences to save endangered species and curb our consumption and carbon habits. We look forward to an exciting year ahead of us. 


The Racing Extinction Team

Success: Illuminating the UN


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