Lightning Entertainment hasbulked up its AFM slate by taking international rights to Phil Morrison'sfamily drama Junebug and RobertGreenwald's documentary Wal-Mart: TheHigh Cost Of Low Price.
The Los Angeles-based salesand distribution outfit swooped on Junebugfollowing the demise of UK-based sales house Renaissance Films. The picture,which earned a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for Amy Adams' breakoutperformance, grossed $2.6m in its recent North American theatrical run throughSony Pictures Classics. It charts the fallout when a big city art dealer visitsher in-laws in rural
Alessandro Nivola, EmbethDavidtz, Scott Wilson, Ben McKenzie and Celia Weston also star.
Junebugpreviously sold to Paradiso for the
Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price - activist filmmaker Greenwald's follow-up to
"Robert's documentarieshave bravely tackled some very relevant subjects and awakened people worldwideto a range of injustices," Lightning co-president Richard Guardian said.
"This movie is going torattle some cages and make people stand up and take notice. If it can lead toWal-Mart, and other corporations, altering some of their practices, it hasserved a significant purpose."
The documentary will open inselect