Kino International has acquired US rights to Ben Steinbauer’s documentary Winnebago Man and has set a July launch in New York.
The company, a distribution arm of the recently formed Kino Lorber, will expand nationwide throughout the summer and autumn, with DVD to follow towards the end of the year.
In Winnebago Man, Steinbauer tracks down Jack Rebney, aka “the angriest man in the world”, whose foul-mouthed outtakes from an RV sales video became a viral phenomenon on YouTube.
“Winnebago Man is a hilarious film experience and a profound personal study that demands to be seen with a packed theatre audience,” Kino International president Donald Krim said. “It’s the rare documentary that comes along with such a satisfying combination of humour and humanity.”
Joel Heller, Malcolm Pullinger and Steinbauer produced the film, which is presented by the Bear Media in association with James Payne & FieldGuide Media.
Krim negotiated the deal with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the film-makers.