A definitive look at alcohol abuse and hazing on college campuses across the US. The tragic story of CU Boulder freshman Gordie Bailey serves as the center point of this Award-winning documentary.
Although HAZE has been available for viewing through HULU for years, through their website The Gordie Foundation continues to sell HAZE directly to schools and colleges across the country. The film comes with a facilitator guide and is intended to be used for interactive programs: a screening followed by a facilitated discussion.
Distribution for HAZE started with an acquisition by SnagFilms when it became their inaugural feature film in 2008. It can still be viewed there.
One of the biggest events of Pete Schuermann’s career was the showing of HAZE at the AFI Dallas Film Festival. Robin Wright-Penn was in attendance along with the Lanahan family.
It was emotionally charged on many levels, given the sobering purpose of the film. Although the glamorous, proverbial Red Carpet Walk was incredible, calling the showing a celebration was certainly not apt. Thoughts were always centered on this brave family and their efforts.
Of course, it was quite an honor to have the film become part of the American Film Institute legacy.