UK indie picks up Errol Morris doc and announces release date for The Interrupters

UK distributor Dogwoof has acquired Errol Morris’s latest documentary Tabloid, set for theatrical release in the UK at the end of this year.

Tabloid, which premiered at Toronto last year, follows the story of former Miss Wyoming, convicted sex-offender and dog-cloning supporter Joyce McKinney who sparked a tabloid frenzy after allegedly abducting a young Mormon missionary.

Dogwoof founder Andy Whittaker, said the acquisition went beyond documentary “worthiness”: “Dogwoof loves Errol Morris, and this film, Tabloid, is the most we have laughed at for a long time. Whoever says documentaries are worthy and boring should watch this film. And we have not even got to the dog cloning…”.

Acclaimed filmmaker Morris is renowned for investigative documentaries The Thin Blue Line , Standard Operating Procedure and The Fog Of War, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2004.  

Dogwoof have also announced that its Sheffield doc fest Special Jury Award winner The Interrupters will hit UK cinemas on August 12, 2011 with a DVD release to follow in the Autumn. The hard-hitting documentary charts a year in the life of Chicago gangland members.

Dogwoof’s other releases this summer include Countdown to Zero, Bobby Fischer Against the World and Page One: Inside the New York Times.