Anywhere Road has picked up all US rights to writer-director Brad
Gann's family drama Black Irish starring Michael Angarano and Brendan

The fledgling San Francisco-based distributor plans an autumn release
for the story of a Boston youngster who tries to win the affection of
his emotionally remote father and maintian intimacy with other members
of his dysfunctional clan.

Tom Guiry, Melissa Leo and Emily Van Camp also star. Gann produced
with J Todd Harris, Kelly Crean, Jeffrey Orenstein, and Mark Donadio.

'We are thrilled to have acquired Black Irish following its successful
showings at major festivals,' Anywhere Road president Robert Ogden
Barnum said. 'Brad's rich multi-layered character driven drama offers a complex
story with remarkable performances that audiences can relate to and

Anywhere Road's Barnum and executive vice president Kaiser Wahab
negotiated the deal with Harris on behalf of the film-makers.

The company plans to release six or seven films a year, and recently
boarded the Brazilian musical Antonia in a joint acquisition with Red
Envelope Entertainment. That film is set to open on Aug 17.