Gary Hamilton's Arclight Films has picked up international rights to Alan Rudolph's The Secret Lives Of Dentists which screens this week in the premiere section of the Sundance Film Festival after its world premiere at Toronto last September.
Manhattan Pictures has domestic rights to the film which was produced by Holedigger Films' president George Van Buskirk and Campbell Scott. It also stars Scott as a dentist who shares a dental practice and quiet suburban life with his wife (Hope Davis). When their well-established home life with their three daughters is thrown into tumult, he hallucinates a macho adviser (Denis Leary), a disgruntled patient who is his opposite in every way. Robin Tunney also stars. The film is an adaptation of Jane Smiley's novella The Age Of Grief.
The deal was concluded last week by Arclight managing director Hamilton with Epstein, Levinson, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein and ICM.