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[10/31/23 - 06:43 AM]
CNN Films' Chilling Crime Documentary "Chowchilla" to Premiere on Sunday, December 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Featuring exclusive interviews with the survivors, director Paul Solet goes behind the headlines to reveal for the first time the complete saga of the infamous school bus abduction.

[via press release from CNN]

CNN FILMS' CHILLING CRIME DOCUMENTARY "CHOWCHILLA" TO PREMIERE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY - (October 31, 2023) - CNN Films and Max explores the strangest mass kidnapping in history in Chowchilla, premiering Sunday, December 3 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN. Featuring exclusive interviews with the survivors, director Paul Solet (Tread, Clean) goes behind the headlines to reveal for the first time the complete saga of the infamous school bus abduction.

On July 15, 1976, three masked men boarded a school bus in Chowchilla, California, kidnapped the driver and all 26 children aboard. They were then loaded onto soundproofed vans, driven to a remote quarry, and buried in an underground chamber. With little to eat or drink, air rapidly running out, and the roof buckling in, one of the children led a harrowing escape effort. The apprehension of the kidnappers and subsequent revelation of their identities only added to the shock of an event that would haunt those who survived it for decades as they struggled to regain all they had lost.

"Our goal in making Chowchilla was to provide a platform for the people who endured this event - who were just little kids on their way home from summer school when it happened - to tell their own stories in their own voices, not only about the kidnapping, and their incredible escape, but about the struggle to find peace in its aftermath that continues for many to this day," said Solet.

"This is one of the most disturbing and forgotten stories in California history," said Amy Entelis, Executive Vice President of Talent and Content Development for CNN Worldwide. "It brought attention to how we treat children who go through trauma, and its impact is still felt today." Entelis added "CNN Films has been a destination for audiences to go behind the headlines, peeling back the layers of significant historical moments, and Chowchilla is the perfect embodiment of that."

Chowchilla is produced by Zipper Bros Films and Sutter Road Picture Company for CNN Films and Max. Glen Zipper and Sean Stuart are producers and Maren Domzalski and Chris Krein are co-producers. The film is executive produced by Amy Entelis and Alexandra Hannibal for CNN Films.

Chowchilla will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN OTT and mobile apps on Sunday, December 3. The film will be available on demand beginning Monday, December 4 to pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN apps, and Cable Operator Platforms.

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About CNN Films

The CNN Films group develops and produces nonfiction feature and short films for television, streaming, theatrical distribution, and festival exhibition. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Since 2012, the team has produced over 60 feature-length and shorts for CNN Films, including the Oscar(R), BAFTA, and PGA Award-winning, Navalny, directed by Daniel Roher, about the attempted assassination of Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny; Little Richard: I Am Everything, directed by Lisa Cortés, which world premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired for theatrical distribution by Magnolia Pictures; The Last Movie Stars, directed by Ethan Hawke about the lives and careers of actors and humanitarians Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman; Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down, directed by Emmy(R) Award winners Julie Cohen and Betsy West; Emmy(R) Award-winner Dreamland: The Burning Of Black Wall Street, directed by Salima Koroma; Emmy(R) and BAFTA nominee, Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle; Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice, which won Best Music Film at the 63rd Annual Grammy(R) Awards; the Primetime Emmy(R) Award-winning RBG which was also nominated for an Academy Award(R) and a BAFTA; and Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller and nominated for five Primetime Emmy(R) Awards; and many others. CNN Films can be found on CNN, the CNN Originals hub on discovery+, Max, and for pay TV subscription via CNN.com, CNN apps and cable operator platforms. For more information about CNN Films, please follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, Max, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Film Group, Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.





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