THE DEVIL WE KNOW
''The latest in a long line of eco-docs that leave viewers hoping pitchforks will be distributed as they leave the theater, Stephanie Soechtig's The Devil We Know uses just a single case study to find ample reason to want decision-makers at DuPont jailed or worse."'
''First she took on BPA. Then sugar. Now, documentary filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig is going after Teflon — the chemical that coats so many of our nonstick pans."'
"Masterfully crafted…the details are mind-boggling (...) The film is nothing if not comprehensive"
“It’s a tight, slick polemic which doesn’t shy from the complexity surrounding the debate or the fact it wants you the viewer to get up and do something about it. With Soechtig’s track record, more than a few people probably will.”
“Rather than becoming a screeching polemic that plays to its intended audience, Under the Gun is a fair look at both sides of the national debate”
“It’s a grim opening for a film that explores the gun control debate across both political aisles, anchored by vignettes of interviews with grieving parents who’ve lost sons and daughters from both highly publicized mass slayings like Newtown and the still unsolved shootings that claim Chicago’s children every night.”
“The film’s achievement is its deep understanding of the people who worship guns…Under the Gun acknowledges that gun control won’t solve everything, but it makes a profound target of the gun fetishists who seem to value their rights more than they do life itself.”
“The highest-profile of the bunch is arguably Under the Gun…Details are what make these stories so upsettingly relatable…a mosaic portrait of a complex problem that’s more diffuse but tries to illustrate the breadth of the crisis.”
“It’s effectively unnerving, infuriating, and heartbreaking, and the best film on firearms we’ve seen since the 2002’s Oscar-winning doc Bowling for Columbine.”
"The first scene in Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in the U.S. by director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer Katie Couric, is only words: "Before this film is over, 22 people in America will be shot." It’s a sucker punch of a beginning—and it's an awful fact of modern life in the U.S."
'“Fed Up” is probably the most important movie to be made since “An Inconvenient Truth”'
“The movie that will change the way people think about eating.”
"Judging by the audience reaction as Soechtig detailed the many lost battles that have attempted to regulate the sugar industry, Fed Up is poised to be theInconvenient Truth of the health movement."
Is 'Fed Up' the Most Successful Documentary of the Year?
'According to RADiUS co-president Tom Quinn, the film's popularity in the digital marketplace is comparable to its success with far bigger digital releases, such as "Snowpiercer" and "Bachelorette." While those films technically had higher cumulative grosses, Quinn said that based on units, "Fed Up" was more successful on both iTunes and Amazon. "It had a more robust release than any of them," Quinn said. "It's the number one digital launch of any film we've done. For a documentary, that's saying a lot."
"With style, verve and righteous anger, the film exposes the bottled water industry's role in suckering the public, harming our health, accelerating climate change, contributing to overall pollution, and increasing America's dependence on fossil fuels. All while gouging consumers with exorbitant and indefensible prices."
"There's a not-so-new boogeyman in town and it's the bottled water business, whose troubling tentacles are persuasively exposed by director Stephanie Soechtig in her compact, clear-headed documentary "Tapped." Soechtig's cautionary tale is well supported by interviews with a variety of activists, environmentalists, community leaders and, especially, several small-town residents whose health and welfare have been compromised by the encroachment of the bottled water industry. If their stories don't persuade you to ditch the Dasani, vivid shots of how water bottle refuse is turning our oceans into "plastic soup" should do the trick."
"Eye-opening, informative and incredibly important for you to see... Tapped is another example of realizing film's potential to inspire. This is a passionate documentary, well-executed from engaging and intelligent voices who will inform and entertain you with their movie. See it! "