Paladin and Accretion Films will distribute the psycho-thriller After on August 8 in the US. Separately, Syndicado and Variance Films are teaming on the documentary Elena.

After marks the feature directorial debut of Pieter Gaspersz, who also produced with screenwriter Sabrina Gennarino.

The film will be go out day-and-date on digital and DVD through Virgil Films, who acquired all North American digital and home entertainment rights.  

Kathleen Quinlan (pictured) stars in the family story alongside John Doman, Pablo Schreiber, Adam Scarimbolo, Diane Neal, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Bruno Gunn, Mandy Gonzalez, and Gennarino.

Elena screened at SXSW and will open on May 30 at New York City’s IFC Center before expanding to Los Angeles’ Laemmle Royal and additional markets across North America on June 13. Digital and home video release will follow in September.

Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles served as executive producers on the story of Petra, a Brazilian who moves to New York to follow her acting dreams and look for her older sister, who lost contact with the family after she emigrated to the Big Apple in 1989.

Petra Costa wrote, produced and directed the film. Julia Bock and Daniela Santos also served as executive produces.

Elena is a Busca Vida Pictures production and was made with the support of Ancine, The Ford Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute.

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