The indie drama, which won the FIPRESCI discovery award at Toronto in 2008, will be released in UK cinemas on June 25.
UK distributor Network Releasing has secured theatrical, DVD and television rights to Derick Martini’s debut feature Lymelife, starring Rory Culkin, Alex Baldwin and Cynthia Nixon.
The indie drama, which won the FIPRESCI discovery award at Toronto in 2008, will be released in UK cinemas on June 25. It was released in the US by Screen Media Films in April 2009.
Set in 1970s Long Island, Lymelife chronicles the disintegration of two families in a small suburban community hit by Lyme disease. The script was co-written by director Martini and his brother Steven Martini.
Martin Scorsese executive produced the project, which also stars Kiernan Culkin and Emma Roberts.
Network Releasing’s managing director Tim Beddows said: “We are delighted to have picked up UK rights to Lymelife as we continue to bolster our film library and cement the company’s position as a distributor of quality alternative cinema.”