Philadelphia Hosts Ground-breaking Pregnancy Movie 40 Weeks Premier

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The red carpet premiere will be held in the city of Philadelphia on January 13th at 6pm in the Landmark Ritz East. Which is located at 125 South 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Pregnancy documentary 40 Weeks, produced by Big Belli LLC, is the first of its kind to follow the pregnancy journeys of a diverse group of expecting families. 40 Weeks’ mission is to support pregnant and looking-to-become pregnant women with information and virtual community so they can feel confident throughout their pregnancy. The film brings a week-by-week window into the joys, trials and surprises of each family’s story to the screen aiming to help women have the best possible experience and outcome for their babies.

When Dominique Debroux, co-producer, was pregnant she couldn’t find a film that brought community and information together in an easily accessible format. Director Christopher Henze, her husband, was inspired to make one – both Big Belli and 40 Weeks came into being with this flash of inspiration. Dominique and Christopher are building out the site to offer filmed content and community beyond the movie to help connect moms-to-be so they know they’re not alone in this amazing journey.

The red carpet premiere will be held in Philadelphia on January 13th at 6pm at the Landmark Ritz East, located at 125 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. praises the intimacy the moms granted the filmmakers. “That, perhaps, is the film’s greatest gift,” they said. "There are many hard, difficult moments...But all of the women approach the incredible changes and challenges they are facing with strength and a sense of humor. In the end, the message is refreshing: no one has a perfect pregnancy.”

Theatrical distribution of the film equals the ground-breaking concept of 40 Weeks itself. Theatrical On Demand® is Big Belli’s distribution partner. This new approach to commercial film distribution allows a film’s audience to bring movies they like to their communities by crowdsourcing the audiences. It is changing film distribution nationally and bringing more women’s movies to theaters near you.

To find and reserve tickets for a local screening or to become a Gathr host and create an event in your own town, please visit Starting March 1, 2015, 40 Weeks will also be available on DVD or as a download through both iTunes and the website.

To learn more, please visit

PR Contact: Michelle Fix – michelle.m.fix (at) – 646.331.7250

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