First Run Pictures has acquired domestic home video and DVD rightsto Ashtanga, NY,Caroline Laskow and Mary Wigmore's documentary about the Indian yoga guru Sri KPattabhi Jois. A release is planned in the autumn.
The film has been a festival mainstay since its debut at the TribecaFilm Festival last year; it follows Jois on a visit to New York and includestestimony from friends, family and fans including Gwyneth Paltrow and WillemDafoe.
"This is a fine film by two impressive young film-makers," FirstRun president Seymour Wishman said in a statement.
"It is sure to tap into the national interest with health,fitness, body awareness and spirituality."
Andrew Herwitzof The Film Sales Company negotiated on behalf of the film-makers directly withWishman, and will be representing the film at the upcoming AFM.