Under what the parties involved describe as a "unique partnership",independent US feature Evergreen will be digitally distributed to 115AMC theatres in 27 major US markets.
The family drama, written and directed by newcomer Enid Zentelis,will premiere on Sept 10, being presented digitally using AMC's proprietaryDigital Theatre Distribution System (DTDS).
The system eliminates the need for the production and distributionof 35mm film prints, the cost of which can be prohibitive for independentproducers and distributors.
Developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute, Evergreenscreened at this year's Sundance Festival as well as at festivals inSeattle, Philadelphia, Sao Paulo and Stockholm.
The picture was produced by Norma Jean Straw, Zentelis, YaelMelamede and Eva Kolodner.
Jeremy Barber of UTA, which represents Zentelis and Land as wellas the film itself, helped develop the agreement between AMC and EvergreenFilms, Inc.