Richard Lorber's documentary label Alive Mind has acquired the US theatrical, public performance and video rights to John Walter's documentary Theater Of War.
Theater Of War stars Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline and is based on Tony
Kushner's New York Shakespeare Festival production of Bertolt Brecht's
Mother Courage And Her Children, inspired by Brecht's testimony before
the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Alive Mind has set bookings next month at the Coolidge Corner in
Boston with others to follow in key markets and will offer public
performance copies of the DVD for sale to cultural institutions,
universities and libraries under its Alive Mind Education label. The
DVD consumer release will follow in 2010.
Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon of Lorber HT Digital negotiated the deal
for the Alive Mind label with Sheri Levine and Michael Thornton of
Forward Entertainment and Jack Turner of White Buffalo Productions.
'In the gifted vision of John Walter, Brecht's work via Tony Kushner
takes on a new power, hugely amplified by Streep and Kline, a way of
looking at the world through the creation of art and at a work of art
from the inside out,' Lorber said.