US independent distributorRoadside Attractions has acquired US theatrical and TV rights to comic SarahSilverman's feature concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic based on Silverman's politically incorrectoff-Broadway show which takes on topics such as Sept 11, AIDS and theHolocaust.
The film, selected recentlyfor this year's US Comedy Arts and SWSW film festivals, comprises herperformance before a live audience interwoven with musical numbers andbackstage intrigue. Bob Odenkirk and Brian Posehn make appearances along withSilverman's band The Silver Men.
Liam Lynch, who is currentlyin production on Tenacious D In: The Pick Of Destiny, directed the film whichwas produced by Heidi Herzon, Mark Williams and Randy Sosin.
Roadside Attractionsprincipals Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff have scheduled a theatrical openingfor early Nov.
"I'm a fan of so many of thefilms Roadside has released. It was a great move to sleep with both Howard andEric. They were extremely gentle,' said Silverman (pictured) in a statement.
Silverman, whose moviecredits include School Of Rockand The Aristocrats, isrepresented by CAA, Mosaic Media and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie.
Roadside Attractions' 2005slate includes Charles Dance's Ladies In Lavender and Marcos Siega's Pretty Persuasion.