LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital distribution, announced today that Cinedigm's The Invisible War is the winner of the Golden Tomato Award for best-reviewed documentary film of 2012 from Rotten TomatoesTM, the web's leading aggregator of reviews from top movie critics. The Invisible War has also been nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.
From master filmmakers Kirby Dick (This Film is Not Yet Rated) and Amy Ziering (Outrage), The Invisible War is a vital and frank expose of sexual assault in the military, one of the most under-reported stories of our time. The film has been highly acclaimed since its release in June, including being named one of the Top Ten films of the year by TIME, New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor as well as being chosen as the Best documentary of 2012 by both the Chicago and San Diego Film Critics Associations. The film has also been recognized by the Independent Spirit Awards, Writers Guild of America and Directors Guild of America.
Rotten Tomatoes gives awards to the year's best reviewed wide and limited releases, along with the top titles in a variety of genres. According to the Tomatometer, which measures the percentage of positive reviews from Rotten TomatoesTM critics, The Invisible War received a 100% positive rating with 57 reviews.
"Amy and I are gratified by this honor," said Dick. "However, to truly honor our service members we need to stop the epidemic of rape in the military. We hope the Golden Tomato award will send a further message to the Department of Defense to protect our women and men in uniform."
Amy Ziering, the film's producer, accepted the award from Rotten Tomatoes' Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity and Senior Editor Grae Drake on SiriusXM's Rotten Tomatoes Radio show.
"We are extremely proud that The Invisible War has been acknowledged by Rotten Tomatoes with the Golden Tomato Award for best-reviewed documentary," said Cinedigm's Chairman and CEO Chris McGurk. "We hope this award will bring even more focus on Kirby and Amy's objective of ensuring sexual assault will never again be an occupational hazard for our military service members."