Netflix to Expand 'Roma' to 600 Theaters Worldwide
Netflix has announced that it will expand Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ to more than 100 theaters domestically, totaling more than 500 theaters worldwide.
‘Roma’ is Cuaron’s follow up to his 2013 blockbuster hit ‘Gravity,’ winner of the Academy Award for directing and editing. The film, shot in black and white, chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970’s and is said to be a closely personal project for the director, who himself was born in Mexico City in 1961.
‘Roma’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Golden Lion for best film. It recently received three Golden Globe nominations and is seen as a serious contender for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
“We love this film and our goal is to bring this cinematic experience to audiences everywhere, and our theatrical plan, combined with the reach of our service, has made ’Roma’ an event film and cultural moment,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film group.