ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR LOUIS PSIHOYOS NEW DOCUMENTARY “RACING EXTINCTION” PREMIERE IN LOS ANGELES

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) attend the Los Angeles Premiere of his film "Racing Exctinction" ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
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Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE)  attend the Los Angeles Premiere of his film "Racing Exctinction" ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) attend the Los Angeles Premiere of his film “Racing Exctinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Oscar® winner Louie Psihoyos new documentary reveal never-before seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction

By Clinton H. Wallace 11:35 p.m. September 17, 2015 @clintonhwallace

The Los Angeles premiere of the powerful new documentary “RACING EXTINCTION.” by Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) was held tonight at the London Hotel in West Hollywood,  celebs that attended the event included  Kristin Davis (Sex and the City)Kristin Bauer Van Straten (True Blood), John Hoffman (Discovery), David LaChapelle, Isha Sesay, Ashley Argota and the films subjects Leilani Münter and  Shawn Heinrichs. 

Kristin Bauer van Straten, Kristin Davis and Leilani Münter attend the Los Angeles Premiere of  "Racing Exctinction" ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
Kristin Bauer van Straten, Kristin Davis and Leilani Münter attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “Racing Exctinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

Irmelin Indenbirken & Guests attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "Racing Exctinction" ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
Irmelin Indenbirken & Guests attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “Racing Exctinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
John Hoffman & Louis Psihoyos attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "Racing Exctinction"
John Hoffman & Louis Psihoyos attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “Racing Extinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

In “RACING EXTINCTION,” Mr. Psihoyos assembles a team of artists and activists including Leilani Münter and  Shawn Heinrichs as they go undercover to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. The team spans the globe in their quest to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets. Through the usage of high tech tactics RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that document the link between climate change and species extinction. The images showcases the sad reality of human activity that is destroying so many species at an alarmingly higher that normal rate, like the killing of Manta Rays in Indonesia, simply because the Manta Rays are an income generator for the poverty stricken villagers. This thought provoking film brings awareness to the viewer and even offers solutions to what people can do to make a change before it’s too late, simple things such as changing our diet pattern can make a difference. To learn more about “RACING EXTINCTION,” please click here

 

Lucy Shiels, Leilani Münter Adrienne Hall and "Racing Extinction" production team attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "Racing Extinction"
Lucy Shiels, Leilani Münter Adrienne Hall and “Racing Extinction” production team attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “Racing Extinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

Lucy Shiels and Louie Psihoyos attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "Racing Extinction" ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
Lucy Shiels and Louie Psihoyos attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “Racing Extinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
David LaChapelle attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "Racing Extinction" ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
David LaChapelle attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “Racing Extinction” ©Clinton H.Wallace/Photomundo International/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

“RACING EXTINCTION,” will be in select cities on September 18th, this weekend the film will open in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Portland. The Discovery Channel will have a worldwide broadcast premiere on December 2nd 2015. Please see schedule below. 

Racing Extinction Screening Calendar
Racing Extinction Screening Calendar
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Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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