The Cordish Companies' Seventh Art Releasing Distributing Oscar Nominated Film Chau, Beyond the Lines

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Chau, Beyond the Lines, distributed by The Cordish Companies' Seventh Art Releasing, has been nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2016 Academy Awards. Directed by Courtney Marsh, Chau, Beyond the Lines follows the life of Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for children disabled by the chemical Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War, whose dream is to one day become a professional artist. With a rare disability in his arms and legs, Chau is repeatedly told his goal is not only unrealistic, but impossible. At age 17 and against all odds, Chau ventures out into the real world to see if, in fact, he can make his dream a reality.

Seventh Art Releasing, founded in 1994, is a leading, award-winning independent film distribution company, headquartered in Los Angeles. The company was founded by Chairman Jon Cordish and CEO Ehud "Udy" Epstein, and has been managed by Epstein throughout. Focusing primarily on documentaries, the company has distributed seven Academy Award nominated films since 1998, including the 1998 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, The Long Way Home. It has also distributed such other noteworthy and award-winning films such as Word Wars, A Perfect Candidate, Long Night's Journey into Day, and American Pimp.

Seventh Art Chairman Jonathan Cordish stated, "We're honored to be associated with a film of the quality of Chau, Beyond the Lines and a director like Courtney Marsh. Helping films and filmmakers of this quality reach broader audiences is what Seventh Art Releasing is all about, and it's a credit to Udy Epstein's vision that he recognized Marsh's accomplishment at an early stage."

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The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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