Wolfe acquires festival quartet
The distributor has picked up four films from Frameline 37 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, which ended on Jun 30.
The haul includes North American rights to Bruno Barreto’s Reaching For The Moon, winner of Frameline’s Audience Award, Yen Tan’s Pit Stop [pictured] and Stephan Lacant’s Free Fall.
Wolfe took worldwide rights excluding the UK, France and Germany to Chris Mason Johnson’s Test.
“These are four of the best LGBT movies of the year,” said Wolfe president Maria Lynn. “Reaching For The Moon is an exquisite English-language production depicting the Brazilian heyday of Pulitzer Prize-winning lesbian poet Elizabeth Bishop.
“Test is an astute and beautiful drama about a young modern dancer navigating gay life in San Francisco during the early days of the AIDS crisis [and] Free Fall has been called the German Brokeback for its deeply moving portrayal of a German policeman who unexpectedly begins to fall in love with a fellow male officer and Pit Stop shows us a story we simply have not seen before, observing the dreams and desires of two small-town gay men with subtlety and grace.”
Wolf will release all four after their festival schedules on VoD and DVD in 2014.