The distributor has secured US rights to Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber’s documentary
A Murder In The Park premiered at the 2014 DOC NYC and follows death row inmate Anthony Porter, whose life is saved through the efforts of a Northwestern University journalism class 48 hours before his scheduled execution.
The class investigation into a double homicide in a Chicago park led to the discovery of Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter.
As the film-makers dissect the suspicious turnaround in the case, they argue that Porter actually is guilty of the crime, Simon is innocent and both are pawns in a larger game.
Sundance Selects brokered the deal with with Josh Braun and Matt Burke of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the film-makers and will release the film later this year.