The Film Arcade and Cinedigm Nab Sundance Award Winner 'Afternoon Delight'
Jill Soloway's directorial debut stars Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Film Arcade and Cinedigm (NAS: CIDM) are proud to announce the acquisition of Afternoon Delight, a provocative comedy about sex, marriage and finding yourself again. The film, which won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, marks the feature directorial debut of Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, How to Make It In America, United States of Tara). The all-star cast includes Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch and Kathryn Hahn in a role that IndieWire's Matt Cohen called "her moment to shine." Jen Chaiken (Inequality for All) and Sebastian Dungan (Transamerica)produced the film through their company, 72 Productions. The Film Arcade will release the film theatrically with Cinedigm handling all ancillary distribution.
Afternoon Delight follows Rachel (Kathryn Hahn, Step Brothers, We're the Millers), a quick-witted, yet tightly-coiled, thirty-something bored with her daily routine of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that has gone kaput. Looking to spice-up her marriage, Rachel takes her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts)to a strip club and meets McKenna (Juno Temple, Killer Joe, The Dark Knight Rises), a stripper she becomes obsessed with saving. Rachel adopts McKenna as her live-in nanny, wreaking havoc on her friends, family and herself.
"We've been fans of Jill Soloway for many years and she is an exciting new female voice in independent film," said The Film Arcade's Miranda Bailey. "We fell in love with Afternoon Delight at Sundance and look forward to working with Jill, Jen and Sebastian to bring their film to audiences throughout the country."
"Afternoon Delight is a special film sure to leave audiences satisfied," said Cinedigm's Vincent Scordino. "We were blown away by Kathryn Hahn's frighteningly honest and wickedly funny performance, and we are very happy to be working with Jill, 72 Productions and The Film Arcade on this release."
"I'm thrilled that The Film Arcade and Cinedigm are releasing Afternoon Delight and am inspired by how passionate they are about the film and their forward-thinking vision for its distribution," said Jill Soloway. "I'm so excited to begin our collaboration and can't wait for the release. "
"We are incredibly excited to be working with The Film Arcade and Cinedigm on Afternoon Delight, whichis a true tour de force from Jill Soloway that takes you on a great emotional ride," said 72's Jen Chaiken. "The Film Arcade is equally bold in their strategy and belief in the potential of the film. We've found a great home with them."
UTA's Rena Ronson and Hailey Wierengo of the UTA Independent Film Group and Linda Lichter and Jamie Feldman of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman represented on behalf of the filmmakers.
About The Film Arcade:
Founded in 2012 by Miranda Bailey, Jason Beck, Andy Bohn and Matt Leutwyler, The Film Arcade is an independent film distribution company that acquires and releases extraordinary films from visionary filmmakers. Since its inception, The Film Arcade successfully distributed the award-winning Swedish film, Simon and the Oaks,and the Sundance hit, The Other Dream Team,which the company co-bought with Lionsgate. In addition, the company recently partnered with Paramount to acquire the Sundance comedy, A.C.O.D.
Over the past decade, Cinedigm has led the digital distribution revolution that continues to transform the media landscape. In addition to its pioneering role in transitioning movie theatres from traditional film prints to digital distribution, Cinedigm continues to advance worldwide cinema modernization with its suite of software products allowing exhibitors and distributors to manage their newly digital businesses with efficiency, insight and certainty. And, as the leading distributor of independent content in the world, Cinedigm collaborates with producers and the exhibition community with unequalled transparency to market, source, curate and distribute quality content across all digital platforms to targeted and profitable audiences. The company's library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company® and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. Cinedigm is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including "The Invisible War," "Hell and Back Again," "GasLand," "Waste Land" and "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory."
Upcoming and recent CEG multi-platform releases include Dante Ariola's ARTHUR NEWMAN, Craig Zisk's THE ENGLISH TEACHER, Jared Moshe's DEAD MAN'S BURDEN, Geoffrey Fletcher's VIOLET & DAISY, MalikaZouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's CALL ME KUCHU, Jimmy Loweree's ABSENCE, and Shaul Schwarz's NARCO CULTURA.
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About 72 Productions
In addition to Afternoon Delight, 72 Productions also produced the Sundance film Inequality for All featuring Robert Reich. The film was awarded the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Achievement in Filmmaking and the Weinstein Company/RADiUS acquired the film for a Fall 2013 release. 72 Productions' principals Chaiken and Dungan were selected for Variety's prestigious "10 Producers to Watch" list in 2012.
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