DigiNext Announces Theatrical Release of “The American Nurse” on May 8, 2014

  DigiNext Announces Theatrical Release of “The American Nurse” on May 8, 2014

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WESTFIELD, N.J. -- March 13, 2014

DigiNext, the In-Venue Film Festival, a joint venture between Digiplex
Destinations (NASDAQ CM: DCIN) and Nehst Out LLC, announces the theatrical
release of The American Nurse. The documentary opens at Digiplex Destinations
theaters across the country on May 8 in conjunction with National Nurses Week.
DigiNext anticipates expanding a schedule of additional screenings following
the initial theatrical release.

The American Nurse is a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest
issues facing America - aging, war, poverty, prisons - through the work and
lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we
think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America.
The American Nurse is an important contribution to America's ongoing
conversation about what it means to care.

The film follows the paths of five nurses in various practice specialties
including Jason Short as he drives up a rugged creek to reach a home-bound
cancer patient in Appalachia. Tonia Faust, who runs a prison hospice program
where inmates serving life sentences care for their fellow inmates as they're
dying. Naomi Cross as she coaches an ovarian cancer survivor through the
Caesarean delivery of her son. Sister Stephen, a nun who runs a nursing home
filled with goats, sheep, llamas and chickens, where the entire nursing staff
comes together to sing for a dying resident. And Brian McMillion, an Army
veteran and former medic, rehabilitating wounded soldiers returning from war.

“Director and Executive Producer Carolyn Jones has been able to transform her
acclaimed 2012 book “The American Nurse” into a compelling and coherent series
of vignettes that work exceedingly well on screen,” said Nehst Chairman and
Founder, Larry Meistrich. “The American Nurse is a tribute to the unsung
heroes of nursing. Healthcare professionals who see the documentary will feel
validated. Their friends and families will gain a better understanding of the
compassion that energizes them. Students contemplating a career in the allied
health fields will leave the theater feeling inspired and uplifted.”

“From the time I learned about this wonderful project to my screening of it, I
can’t remember being more impressed or committed to making sure it gets its
due,” said Bud Mayo, Digiplex CEO and Chairman. “Carolyn Jones has captured
what “healing America” means to anyone who’s been cared for by nurses at any
point in their lives.”

Credits:  Director and Executive Producer: Carolyn Jones
           Producer: Lisa Frank
           Cinematography: Jaka Vinsek
           Editors: Isabel Sadurni and Steve Heffner
           Original Music: Hayes Greenfield
           Length: 79 minutes (NR)
           

Advance tickets are available now at www.digiplexdest.com and the following
Digiplex Destinations theaters that will be opening The American Nurse on May
8:
Arizona: Surprise IMAX
California: Apple Valley, Bonsall, Oceanside, Poway, Temecula
Connecticut: Bloomfield, Lisbon, Torrington
New Jersey: Cranford, Sparta , Westfield
Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Reading, Selinsgrove,
Williamsport
Ohio: Solon

Additional screenings will be announced soon in Manhattan, New York and other
cities. Special admission arrangements for groups (20 or more) and additional
screenings for organizations can be arranged through
NurseGroups@digiplexdest.com.

Visit www.diginextfilms.com for series information. Visit
www.americannursemovie.com for up-to-date information on theater screening
schedules and locations. The Official Trailer for The American Nurse and other
videos about the documentary and the American Nurse Project can be found at
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/diginextevents.

The American Nurse documentary film is part of the larger American Nurse
Project, which began with the publication of the 2012 book The American Nurse:
Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones. Proceeds from both the book and
the film support scholarships provided by the American Nurses Foundation. The
American Nurse Project was made possible with the generous support of
Fresenius Kabi USA.

The movie’s distributor, DigiNext, is a joint venture entertainment content
distributor formed by Nehst Out LLC and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp.
(NASDAQ CM: DCIN), better known as Digiplex Destinations - a rapidly growing
exhibitor and innovative theater circuit. DigiNext is an innovator in the
second golden age of indie distribution. Migration of commercial theaters from
film to digital has opened the door to a wider range of entertainment choices
on the big screen for consumers and better opportunities for independent
filmmakers and their works. Since its launch in 2012, DigiNext has been
committed to providing theatrical distribution opportunities for talented but
still below-the-radar directors and producers to reach appreciative audiences.
Its releases have included “The United States of Football” and “A Miracle in
Spanish Harlem”.

Contact:

John Halecky, 908-396-1360, ext. 1393
jhalecky@digiplexdest.com
or
Jill Solomon, 908-396-1360, ext. 1391
jsolomon@digiplexdest.com
or
Adam J. Segal, 202-422-4673
adam@the2050group.com
 
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