E1 Entertainment (E1) will release River Road Entertainment’s The Runaways and The Tree Of Life in Canada. Apparition is handling US distribution on both films.

Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways gets its world premiere in Sundance and tells of the all-girl rock band formed by Joan Jett and Cherie Curry. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star.

Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life chronicles the story of a family as it come to terms with a devastating loss. Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star. River Road founder Bill Pohlad is producing along with Sarah Green, Plan B’s Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, and Grant Hill.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with River Road on the Canadian release of these two wonderful films” David Reckziegel, co-president of E1’s Canadian Film business, said. “Bill Pohlad and the River Road team have consistently delivered quality films that have a unique voice that resonates with audiences.

“E1 and River Road share a similar sensibility when it comes to bringing powerful stories to audiences,” Pohlad said. “We’re very proud of these two films and are thrilled they are in good hands for Canadian distribution.”