Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Life Gets US Distribution With Cinedigm - Fall 2015 Release

CINEDIGM ACQUIRES ALL U.S. RIGHTS TO WORLD RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER ANTON CORBIJN’S “LIFE,” ELEGANT STUDY OF COMPLEX BOND BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHER AND LEGENDARY STAR-IN-THE-MAKING JAMES DEAN.

Full press release:
Following a critically praised premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s LIFE, starring Dane DeHaan (Life After Beth; Kill Your Darlings; Place Beyond The Pines), Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Sexy Beast, Schindler’s List ). The film was produced by Iain Canning’s See-Saw Films (King’s Speech, Slow West), and is the second project in an ongoing collaboration between Corbijn and Canning, following their work together on Control. The script was written by Luke Davies (Candy, Lion).

Corbijn’s follow-up to A Most Wanted Man, LIFE captures the nuances and complexities of the relationship between photographer and subject in a way rarely seen or understood by someone outside the business. In a nod to Corbijn’s own past experience, the film is told from the perspective of the Life photographer Dennis Stock (played by Pattinson) who meets and profiles Dean (DeHaan) for the magazine, turning out some of Dean’s most iconic photographs.

LIFE will open with a theatrical, digital and television VOD release beginning in Fall 2015.

“Life gorgeously chronicles the back story behind the 1955 photo spread that brought moody young heartthrobJames Dean to the attention of the American public seven months before his death-,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice President of Acquisitions. “Beautiful to look at, powerful to experience, Life, using an Eisenhower-era America as prism, brilliantly presages America’s coming celebrity culture.”

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7 comments:

Pyquerette said...

This is exciting. I'm so glad that smaller films are utilizing VOD for their distribution. A lot of areas don't have theaters that will screen films that aren't high budget/big cinema and VOD gives more people a chance to experience it.

Fall!

Chelsea said...

I'm glad I'll get to see this in a theater, especially given the subject matter. James Dean was such a huge on screen presence, this is a film that really should be seen in a theater if it's playing in one close enough to where you live.

VOD is a great option if you aren't able to get to the theater, and will certainly help fans in remotes areas. We've seen so many behind the scene shots from filming, we know Rob is going to be fantastic. September is going to be a great month for Rob fans.

andrea samson said...

FINALLY!!!! first that great BTS pic of DiorRob and now this. I am happy :-)

live guest said...

Finally, info on Life. Hope to see it in a theater near me.

L Willie said...

Great news!!

L Anderson said...

I feel like we've been waiting for this film forever. So happy it will have a theatrical release.

bdbfbed6-0204-11e5-86cf-4b160f7fb3d4 said...

After getting so many candids and quick inside on the movie set, can't wait to finally see Rob and LIFE on the big screen!!