Cinedigm announced today that it has acquired the distribution rights to Night Moves, the latest from director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff). The studio has also released the first clip featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard enjoying a peaceful boat ride. Take a look at this scene, along with the poster, then read the official press release for more details.
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to Night Moves, directed by acclaimed American independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. The film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month followed by a North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival. Cinedigm will release the film in Spring of 2014.
Here's what Cinedigm Senior Vice President Vincent Scordino had to say in a statement.
"Kelly is one of the most original and distinctive voices in American cinema today. An expansion on her previous work, Night Moves maintains that unique Kelly stamp that long ago made us huge fans."
The filmmakers also released a joint statement.
"We couldn't be happier to be working with Cinedigm. Their enthusiasm for the film was amazing, and we're thrilled to be collaborating with them on its release."
Reichardt's award-winning films include River of Grass, Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy and the acclaimed Michelle Williams-starring Western Meek's Cutoff. Night Moves is her fifth feature film and tells the story of three radical environmentalists plotting the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. The suspense-filled film adds a "noir-thriller" to Reichardt's already impressive and diverse body of work.
The film is a production of Maybach Film Productions, RT Features and filmscience. It was produced by Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim and Rodrigo Teixeira. The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm's Director of Acquisitions Emily Rothschild with UTA representing the filmmakers.