Phoenix Rising (2022)

Phoenix Rising (2022)

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (West of Memphis) directs this two-part HBO documentary following actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), a survivor of domestic violence who uses her experience to pursue justice, heal generational wounds, and reclaim her story. More

In 2019, actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood co-authors and helps pass California's Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations for domestic violence cases. Having never publicly named her abuser, Wood begins to detail the violent relationship she was coerced into at only 18 years old with then 37-year-old Brian Warner, known to the world as rock icon Marilyn Manson.

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2022USA
Documentary

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Part 1: Don’t Fall

In 2019, actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood co-authors and... More helps pass California's Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations for domestic violence cases. Having never publicly named her abuser, Wood begins to detail the violent relationship she was coerced into at only 18 years old with then 37-year-old Brian Warner, known to the world as rock icon Marilyn Manson.

EPISODE 1.2

Part 2: Stand Up

As more witnesses speak out about Marilyn Manson's actions, Evan... More Rachel Wood continues to share her story in hopes of helping fellow survivors. Then, investigators meet with Wood as she prepares to publicly name Manson for the first time.

Phoenix Rising (2022) | Reviews

97%26 reviews

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Independent

Independent

Phoenix Rising is far from comfortable viewing.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The film is an authentic and brave effort that works two-thirds of the time, when it’s not bogged down in needless animated interludes...

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Salon

Salon

The film tumbles us into an interregnum between innocence and morbid terror.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

At... times it strays from honest documentary into something else. A story as horrifying as this does not need dramatic flourishes.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

An affecting exploration of power dynamics and relationships in Hollywood.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A more straightforward approach would have served Phoenix Rising well.

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CNN

CNN

Phoenix Rising proves most compelling during the first part, which includes a step-by-step breakdown of common patterns that domestic abusers follow to control and intimidate victims.

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Phoenix Rising (2022) | Release Details

Phoenix Rising (2022) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.