New York-based IndiePix has acquired all US media rights to Women Without Men, which won the Silver Lion Award in Venice last autumn, as well as Sundance entry All My Friends Are Funeral Singers.
Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari’s Women Without Men follow the converging lives of four women in Iran set against the backdrop of the CIA-backed coup in 1953.
Tim Rutili directed All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, which premieres on January 26 in New Frontier On Main and centres on a psychic counsellor who uses ghosts in her house to heal her clients’ pain.
The company also announced that it will handle DVD distribution on March 1 in the US for Ondi Timoner’s Sundance 2009 grand jury prize winner We Live In Public. The film explores the effect of the internet on our lives.
“These films are the centerpiece of our burgeoning 2010 line-up,” IndiePix had of acquisitions Jason Tyrrell said. “As our company continues to grow, the tools we offer our film-makers, both for participating in the distribution of their work and expanding the international potential of that distribution, have been well received.”
Krysanne Katsoolis of Cactus Three films, a collaborator with IndiePix in these projects, said she and Tyrrell expected to announce three or four additions to this slate in the next four weeks.
The IndiePix distribution model includes traditional and non-traditional screening locations, performances and personal appearances in support of screenings, bookings in ten or more cities, internet marketing in support of presentations; and close tie-ins with digital and physical delivery of the films.