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.

DIRECTED BY – Cutter Hodierne

2014 – 109 mins – USA/Kenya/Somalia

Theatrical Dates

Los Angeles, CA 9/25 - 9/28 The Cinefamily get tickets
NYC 10/3 - 10/16 Cinema Village get tickets
San Francisco, CA 10/5 The Roxie get tickets
Kansas City, MO 10/8 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema get tickets
Atlanta, GA 10/9 The Plaza Theatre get tickets
Washington DC 10/10 - 10/16 AFI Silver get tickets
Cleveland, OH 10/10 - 10/11 Cleveland Cinematheque get tickets
Austin, TX 10/14 Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane get tickets
London, UK 10/14, 10/19 BFI London Film Festival get tickets
Minneapolis, MN 10/17 - 10/23 St. Anthony Main Theatre get tickets
Seattle, WA 10/17 - 10/22 SIFF get tickets
Phoenix, AZ 10/18 FilmBar get tickets
Littleton, CO 10/18 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema get tickets
Chicago, IL 10/18 - 10/20 Facets Cinema get tickets
Washington, DC 10/23 Washington West Film Festival get tickets
Ashburn, VA 10/23 Alamo Drafthouse Loudoun get tickets
New Orleans, LA 10/24 Zeitgeist get tickets
Dallas, TX 10/26 Alamo Drafthouse Richardson get tickets
Minneapolis, MN 10/26 & 10/28 Cedar Cultural Center get tickets
Yonkers, NY 10/27 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema get tickets
Winchester, VA 10/29 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema get tickets
Charlottesville, VA 11/9 Virginia Film Festival get tickets
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WATCH the original short film

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

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SEE the epic behind-the-scenes documentary

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Director Hodierne talks about his drive to create an authentic POV from the pirates and the importance of filming in Kenya.

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HOST YOUR OWN SCREENING

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Tugg gives you the opportunity to host your own screening of Fishing Without Nets in a local theater with your friends, here's how.

"A Gorgeous, harrowing debut feature"

-The Village Voice

"Sundance 2014's Most Beautiful Film"

-The Wrap

"Powerful... Deliberate & Absolutely Beautiful"

-Twitch Film

HOST A SCREENING

The film isn’t showing in your town? VICE and theatrical demand-based platform Tugg allow you to host your own screening in a theater with your friends. Watch the video below and then click here to host your own screening.