The distributor has acquired theatrical rights to Linda Safire and Adam Schlesinger’s film that had its world premiere at last year’s New York Film Festival. 

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

The film is an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave the New York City Ballet (NYCB) after a record-setting three decades with the company.

Saffire and Schlesinger also produced Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan, while Diana DiMenna served as executive producer.

Abramorama has set a May 24 debut at Film Forum and the Elinor Bunin Theater at Lincoln Center, with Los Angeles and other markets to follow. In addition, the film will play at the Miami International Film Festival and Riverrun International Film Festival.

Karol Martesko-Fenster, Richard Abramowitz and Robert Marcus brokered the deal on behalf of Abramorama with the filmmakers, Steven Schechter on behalf of Got The Shot Films, and Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and Linzee Trough.