VICE Films and theatrical platform Tugg give you the opportunity to host your own screening of Fishing Without Nets in a local theater with your friends.

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Theatrical Dates

Los Angeles, CA 9/26 - 9/28 The Cinefamily get tickets
NYC 10/3 - 10/9 Cinema Village get tickets
San Francisco, CA 10/3 The Roxie get tickets
Atlanta, GA 10/9 The Plaza Theatre get tickets
Washington DC 10/10 - 10/16 AFI Silver get tickets
Cleveland, OH 10/11 Cleveland Cinematheque get tickets
Seattle, WA 10/17 - 10/19 SIFF get tickets
Phoenix, AZ 10/18 FilmBar get tickets
New Orleans, LA 10/24 Zeitgeist get tickets

WATCH the original short film


The basis for the feature film, this short film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.


Read about the partnership


VICE Films teamed with 20th Century Fox, The Alamo Drafthouse and Tugg to bring Fishing Without Nets to audience around the country.


CNN interviews the team


Director Cutter Hodierne and Executive Producer Eddy Moretti talk to CNN during the film's Sundance premiere.

"Sundance 2014's Most Beautiful Film"

-The Wrap

"Gorgeously shot & visceral"

Travis Hopson

About the film

Shot in East Africa using Somali non-actors, Fishing Without Nets tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the pirates from the Somali point of view. First-time feature filmmaker Cutter Hodierne combines the epic cinematic vision of a glorious action-thriller with intimate, textured qualities of an art film, humanizing the pirates by bringing us inside their moral dilemmas and gut-wrenching struggles.

The film won the Directing Award at this year’s Sundance film festival and is expanded from the short film which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2012.