Showtime Acquires 'Dreamcatcher' Prior to Sundance Fest Premiere

Premium network Showtime has acquired to rights to documentary film Dreamcatcher in advance of the film's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which began today (Jan. 22).

The film focuses on the inspiring work of Chicagoan Brenda Myers-Powell, whose Dreamcatcher Foundation fights to end human trafficking and to prevent the sexual exploitation of at-risk youth. The film bows Sunday, Jan. 25, as part of the annual Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Documentary section.

Directed and shot by veteran documentarian Kim Longinotto (Salma, Rough Aunties, Divorce Iranian Style), Dreamcatcher traces Myers-Powell's journey from prostitution to founder of her own organization to help women and teenage girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Lisa Stevens and three-time Emmy winner Teddy Leifer (The Interrupters, Oscar nominee The Invisible War) produced the film. Executive Producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous and Regina K. Scully. Showtime has not yet set a date for the film's network premiere.