Sony Pictures to Release Sundance-winner Searching

Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems will be distrusting Aneesh Chaganty’s Sloan-winning film SEARCHING into theaters on August 3, following its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to winning the Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance, SEARCHING won the audience award in the NEXT section. SEARCHING is a thriller about a father retroactively learning about his missing daughter via her digital life in order to figure out what may have happened. The film takes place entirely on a computer screen, displaying all of the apps, browser windows, and navigation tools used in the present day. As producer Sev Ohanian told Science & Film on the phone, “we knew that the moment we released this movie it would become, for all intents and purposes, a period movie.” For more on SEARCHING, read Science & Film’s full interview with Ohanian and Chaganty.