XLrator Media has acquired North American rights to the SXSW documentary Mateo by Aaron I. Naar.
The film will be released theatrically on XLrator Media’s PACE multi-cultural releasing label in on August 21 and on VOD and iTunes four days later.
Mateo is a music-driven documentary that explores Mexican-American and Cuban cultures and rhythms.
Naar produced with Benjamin Dohrmann. Andrew Lauren, Louis Venezia and Adam Schlesinger served as executive producers.
XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon brokered the deal with Amanda Lebow on behalf of the filmmakers.
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