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“elegantly clear-eyed…a worthwhile documentary. Tears are almost inevitable.”

-The New York Times, Anita Gates


NEW YORK (June 27, 2014) – Following its successful theatrical run and continued screenings by healthcare groups, DigiNext’s THE AMERICAN NURSEis slated for DVD and download release July 1. The moving documentary highlights the lives of five nurses from diverse specialties with a sincere look at the commitment, necessity, and compassion behind this profession that impacts us all. The movie was developed following the success of the critically acclaimed, award-winning book The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones (2012). Ms. Jones also directed the movie.


The film follows the paths of nurses in various practices, including Jason Short as he drives up a rugged creek to reach a home-bound cancer patient in Appalachia. Tonia Faust runs a prison hospice where inmates care for fellow inmates as they're dying. Naomi Cross coaches an ovarian cancer survivor through the Caesarean delivery of her son. Sister Stephen runs a nursing home filled with good humor, plus goats, sheep, llamas and chickens. Brian McMillion, an Army veteran and former medic, rehabilitates wounded soldiers returning from war.


Versions for educational use and public performance licenses are available for larger group showings. Contact - info@diginextfilms.com


Bonus Material:


Official Trailer

About The American Nurse Project

5 Nurses Meet On The Red Carpet

Sister Stephen’s Menagerie

The Angola Rodeo


Disc Specifications:


Street Date: July 1, 2014

Suggested Retail Pricing: DVD = $19.99; US Download = $9.99




Director and Executive Producer: Carolyn Jones; Producer: Lisa Frank

Length: 79 minutes (NR)

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Sound: (Dolby Digital)

Language: English


Visit www.diginextfilms.com or www.americannursemovie.com for more information. The Trailer and other audio + video at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/diginextevents.


The movie is distributed by DigiNext, a joint venture entertainment content distributor formed by Nehst Out LLC and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NASDAQ: DCIN), better known as Digiplex Destinations - a rapidly growing exhibitor and innovative theater circuit. 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. Since its 2012 launch, DigiNext has been committed to providing theatrical distribution opportunities for talented but still below-the-radar directors and producers to reach appreciative audiences.