Fathom Events and Ideal Partners are bringing a landmark documentary that critics are calling “a real-life geopolitical thriller” and “one of the most dramatic flights to freedom ever captured on film” to more than 600 theaters across the country. Beyond Utopia opens nationwide for a two-day engagement only in theaters on October 23 and 24.
The film follows various families as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on earth, a land they grew up believing was a paradise. At the film’s core is a courageous pastor, a man of God on a mission to help a mother reunite with the child she was forced to leave behind, and a family of five — including small children and an elderly grandmother — embarking on a treacherous journey into the hostile mountains of China. Leaving their homeland is fraught with unimaginable danger, yet these individuals are driven to take the risk.
Beyond Utopia embeds the viewer with these family members as they attempt their perilous escape, palpably conveying life-or-death stakes. The result is a singular, heart-pounding, and unforgettable experience.
To view the trailer, purchase tickets, and find theaters, visit the Fathom Events website (theater locations are subject to change).