Hulu has picked up the rights for Crime + Punishment, an award-winning documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Crime + Punishment explores discriminatory practices, intimidation and corruption within the New York Police Department. It is directed, produced and filmed by Stephen Maing, with Oscar winner Laura Poitras serving as an executive producer. Hulu is teaming up with IFC Films to release the doc in theaters and via its streaming service on August 24.
“It was an act of bravery and defiance by all the cops and families who allowed their stories to be documented over the past four years, so I’m heartened to know their efforts will not be in vain and this story made widely accessible,” stated Maing. “It’s exciting to have Hulu’s amazing partnership and share this film theatrically, pursue an ambitious social impact campaign and present these previously unheard voices of active duty officers into the national dialogue around police reform. I am grateful for the collaborations and support I’ve received along the way, but most importantly to the brave participants of the film who have stepped forward for the sake of other citizens and officers.”