Operation Avalanche

About

1967, the height of the cold war: the global race to put a man on the moon is afoot. Suspicions are brewing within the CIA that a Russian spy has infiltrated the inner-circle of NASA in an attempt to sabotage the Apollo Program. Two young agents from the CIA’s A/V department present a plan to expose the mole, and their supervisors reluctantly agree. They go undercover as filmmakers tasked with documenting the nation’s journey from the earth to the moon. To the chagrin of the powers that be, these crack agents uncover a conspiracy far more shocking than Soviet spies... The government is hiding a dark secret about Apollo, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence those who discover it.

Writer/director Matt Johnson’s debut film, The Dirties, premiered at Slamdance in 2013, where it won the top prize and garnered a cult following for its irreverent take on high school violence. We are thrilled to bring him back to Park City to unleash this throwback tale of government conspiracy.

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YEAR 2016

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A./Canada

RUN TIME 94 min

COMPANY Lionsgate

EMAIL kbrokaw@lionsgate.com

PHONE (310) 255-3626

Credits

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Artist Bio

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson was born in Toronto and studied film at York University. He co-created the series Nirvana the Band the Show (2009) and directed The Dirties (2013). Operation Avalanche is his second feature.