REBUILDING PARADISE Special Presentations


Following the film at 9:10 PM EDT, watch a live discussion with director Ron Howard, special guests Michelle John, Steve “Woody” Culleton, moderated by NBC News correspondent and MSNBC anchor Katy Tur.

On November 8, 2018, tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the picturesque town of Paradise would be changed forever. The Camp Fire, California’s deadliest and most destructive fire in history, displaced over 50,000 residents, leaving the community in ashes.

In the aftermath of the haunting images of thick smoke and raging fires, Ron Howard’s documentary follows a group of residents as they struggle to rebuild their lives. While coping from the trauma and grieving their loved ones, they must wrestle with the logistics and bureaucracy of rebuilding their community. A sincere portrait of humanity, REBUILDING PARADISE is a tribute of resilience in the face of uncertainty.
–Sarah Harris

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the Oscar®-winning dramas A BEAUTIFUL MIND and APOLLO 13 and the hit comedies PARENTHOOD and SPLASH, to the critically-acclaimed documentaries PAVAROTTI and THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS, Howard has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films.


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Ron Howard

Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Xan Parker, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes

Executive Producers: Michael Rosenberg, Louisa Velis, Carolyn Bernstein, Ryan Harrington

Director of Photography: Lincoln Else

Editor: M. Watanabe Milmore

Music: Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

Featuring: Michelle John, Phil John, Steve "Woody" Culleton, Carly Ingersoll, Zach Boston, Brandon Burke, Matt Gates, Justin Cox, Kayla Cox, Krystle Young, Marcus Nelson, Zeke Lunder

Running Time (minutes): 91 MIN

Language: English