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Untitled Sara Jane Moore Film

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Producers Amy Rapp, Joshua Zeman

Synopsis

Sara Jane Moore is a middle-aged, recently divorced woman and single mother, living in the San Francisco suburbs in the early 1970s. When her curiosity is piqued by radical political events, she leaves the safety of country clubs and charity galas to work as an unlikely undercover FBI informant. Over the next two years, she successfully infiltrates an underground world of radicals who intend to overthrow the government. Fascinated by new political philosophies yet torn by her old conservative instincts, Sara Jane is eventually exposed as a “snitch,” which leads to rejection and death threats from both the left and the right. Alone again and desperate to be taken seriously, she hatches a plan to assassinate President Gerald Ford outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The story is almost impossible to believe…except for the fact that it’s true. The real Sara Jane Moore, now eighty and free on parole, narrates our film in an exclusive interview, taking us inside her fascinating, paradoxical mind.

About The Team

Robinson Devor‘s (Director, Writer) documentary Zoo made its world premier at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to play at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight Section. The press called the film “masterful” (the New York Times), “beautiful and beguiling” (Village Voice), and “a breathtakingly original nonfiction work” (Variety). Devor also premiered his feature film Police Beat at Sundance. The film was called “emotionally devastating” (Rolling Stone), “a visual knockout” (Variety) and “Sundance at its best” (Los Angeles Times). The film has since been included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Devor is currently editing a feature length adaptation of You Can’t Win, a turn of the century memoir of opium addict and master thief Jack Black, starring Michael Pitt. Devor is also editing Pow Pow, a documentary that follows a Coachella Valley country club’s annual Pow Wow party along with an investigation into an infamous 1908 desert manhunt for Willie Boy, a Native American youth who outran a mounted posse on foot across 500 miles of desert.

Charles Tonderai Mudede (Writer) is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, filmmaker, and the Film Editor for The Stranger, a Seattle weekly. Mudede collaborated with the director Robinson Devor on two films, Police Beat and Zoo, both of which premiered at Sundance — Zoo was screened at Cannes. Mudede has contributed to the New York Times, LA Weekly, Village Voice, Black Souls Journal, C Theory, Cinema Scope, Keyframe, Filmmaker and is on the editorial board for the ArcadeJournal and Black Scholar. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

Amy Rapp (Producer) runs Meredith Vieira Productions, developing and producing film, television, and theatre, and managing day-to-day operations. She executive produced their first feature film Return, starring Linda Cardellini and Michael Shannon, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She produced the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated feature documentary The Woman Who Wasn’t There, which broke ratings records on Investigation Discovery. She also booked and produced a 14-city national tour of the hit Off-Broadway show Life in a Marital Institution called “never less than excellent” by the New York Times. She is in post production on feature documentary Tower, scheduled for release in 2016, and has a slate of projects in development, including limited series The Wave set up at Sony, TV movie How to Fall in Love with Anyone based on a popular New York Times article at Lifetime, and feature film Paramour, she is currently casting.

Joshua Zeman (Producer) After being named one of the best and creepiest films of 2011 by the likes of Robert Ebert, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, Joshua Zeman’s directorial debut, Cropsey has gone on to become a true cult classic in the world of documentary horror. Most recently, he created and directed Killer Legends, a pilot for NBC Universal that explores the origins of our most terrifying urban legends, and the true crimes that may have inspired them. Currently, Zeman is developing The Hunting Season, a non-scripted series, produced by Jigsaw Productions, and EP’d by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear, Client #9).

Zach Sebastian (Producer) is a creative producer in new media, television and film. He has created and produced projects for MTV, E!, Discovery ID, A&E, Channel 4 (UK), Ch5 (UK) and the Sundance channel. He produced the forth coming film You Can’t Win starring Michael Pitt and is currently directing a series of short films Prison Da Vinci that focus on illuminaries who’ve spent time incarcerated.

Meredith Vieira (Executive Producer) is founder and CEO of Meredith Vieira Productions and is currently host and executive producer of her nationally syndicated The Meredith Vieira Show, produced and distributed by NBCUniversal. Previously, the 14-time Emmy winner was co-anchor of NBC’s Today, co-host of the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London and 2014 Sochi Olympics, host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and moderator of ABC’s The View. For the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Vieira made history when she became the first woman to anchor NBC’s Primetime coverage of the Olympic Games.