Submarine Entertainment has licensed UK rights for Godfrey Reggio’s Toronto special presentation Visitors to Metrodome and struck an Italian deal with Feltrinelli Films.
Cinedigm previously acquired all North American rights and plans a fourth quarter 2014 release while Films We Like will distribute in Canada.
The Ire Production in association with Optic Nerve, Noyes Films and Phi Films isReggio’s first film in more than a decade and explores humanity’s relationship with technology.
Reggio’s previous outings include the feted Qatsi documentary trilogy of Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi.
Lawrence Taub, Reggio, Phoebe Greenberg, Penny Mancuso, Jon Kane and Mara Campione produced and Steven Soderbergh, Dan Noyes and Dean Chenoy served as executive producers.
David Koh and Dan Braun of Submarine and Taub negotiated the deals with Metrodome head of acquisitions Giles Edwards and Feltrinelli managing director Anastasia Plazzotta.