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discovery+ Announces INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR From Director Rachel Fleit Will Open In Select Theaters on October 15 via Strand Releasing, Streaming on October 21

August 12, 2021


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Discovery+’s INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR is director Rachel Fleit’s deeply intimate and powerful feature of one woman’s journey of personal acceptance and resilience, which follows the singular actress as she reckons with the next chapter of her life after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.   The film explores complex issues ranging from dissecting deep-rooted myths about beauty, and the collective fear around disability and mortality.   Complete with her trademark wit and humor, the documentary follows Blair as she reconciles a journey of monumental transition.  INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR will open in select theaters on Friday, October 15 via Strand Releasing before launching on Discovery+ on October 21.  

The critically acclaimed documentary premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, where the film won the Special Jury Award for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition.  The film is produced by Mickey Liddell, p.g.a, Pete Shilaimon, p.g.a., and Troy Nankin, p.g.a.   

INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR marks Fleit’s documentary feature debut.  Fleit was the recipient of the first ever, and now annual, Women’s Fund Grant from Made in NY for Film & Television for her documentary short, “Ava & Bianca,” about two female transgender cinematographers.  The short went on to win the Best Documentary Short Film at the Bentonville Film Festival.  Blair’s longstanding career began with her comedic roles in pop culture classics in the early 2000s.  Blair has worked with an array of acclaimed directors including Guillermo del Toro and Todd Solondz, to name a few. Additionally, Blair was named one of Time Magazine’s Person of The Year in 2017 as one of their Silence Breakers. 

INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR presents an extraordinary story that invites audiences in on Blair’s journey. 

For Further Information Including To Request A Screening Link For Editorial Or Review Consideration Please Contact:

Michele Robertson

Discovery+ Contacts:

Laurie Goldberg

Jessica Driscoll

Natalie Munio