Los Angeles New Times - "far more powerful than the HBO movie starring Angelina Jolie” ~David Ehrenstein

Just released on DVD, The Self-Destruction of Gia is a feature length documentary telling the story of Gia Carangi Â? super modelÂ?heroin addictÂ?dead at age 26.

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NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2004

You've read the book, you've seen the HBO movie, now comes the long awaited definitive documentary film of the life of supermodel Gia Carngi.

There wasn’t an empty seat or a dry eye in the house when award winning director JJ Martin screened his latest film The Self-Destruction of Gia at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. "It's been four years in the making," Martin said "and the crowd is as excited as I am to see it finished.”

Just released on DVD, The Self-Destruction of Gia is a feature length documentary telling the story of Gia Carangi – super model…heroin addict…dead at age 26. This moving and provocative film traces her meteoric rise and devastating fall. The Self-Destruction of Gia takes you on a trip into the heart of darkness. While the world saw a supermodel, Gia was sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss of heroin addiction, a frightened young girl grasping for something meaningful in her life. In what many people have called a loving tribute to her life and now legend, JJ Martin exposes a tormented soul spiraling out of control. For Gia, the American dream turned into a nightmare.

The Critics hail it as:

NY Post - "chilling... an incredible portrait..." ~Steve Dunleavy

LA Times - "especially compelling..." ~Kevin Thomas

LA Weekly - "will break your heart" ~ Ron Stringer

Los Angeles New Times - "far more powerful than the HBO movie starring Angelina Jolie” ~David Ehrenstein    

Variety - "remarkable...striking...powerful....One of the most unflinching studies of addiction ever made. JJ Martin’s The Self-Destruction of Gia, a riveting documentary." ~Scott Foundas

“Ever since Gia's tragic death the importance of her story has been kept alive by non-stop media coverage, creating an every-growing desire to see and hear the real Gia. Through the use of exclusive, never-before-seen footage, photographs, and interviews, The self-Destruction of Gia exposes the reality behind the myth”.~JJ Martin

For more information on this project, or to write a review contact Pam at pamkarle@juno.com , Phone: 212.751.6483. Please visit our website where you will find actual video footage of Gia and others in the film. http://www.theself-destructionofgia.com

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The Self-Destruction of Gia is distributed by Cine L’ Mod Productions, Inc. New York, NY. All rights are reserved.


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