Also Sunday, Oscilloscope Laboratories acquired North American rights to Jalmari Helander's Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. And IFC Films announced a deal for domestic rights to Barry W. Blaustein's black comedy Peep World, another Toronto title.
Roadside will handle the Everything Must Go's theatrical release in spring 2011, while Lionsgate will handle home entertainment.
Based on a short story by Carver and adapted by Rush, Everything Must Go tells the story of a salesman who loses his job after falling off the wagon one more time. He arrives home to discover that wife has left him and dumped all his possessions in the front yard of their suburban home. He reluctantly decides to hold a garage sale that turns into a unique strategy for survival.
Beginners explores the hilarity, heartbreak and surprises of a son's discovery father that his dying father is gay.