TLA Releasing has acquired North American theatrical and homeentertainment rights to Peter Paige's feature directorial debut Say Uncle and plans a June release followed by DVDroll-out in the autumn.

Say Unclestars Paige as a naive gay painter pining for his recently relocated godson whois targeted by a neurotic woman as a threat to the community. Kathy Najimy andGabrielle Union also star.

"We live in a culture of hysteria, where we are all told to beafraid of each other and the world around us," Paige said in a statement. "It'sreached crisis proportions, so I made a comedy about it. The film lives at thenexus of humour, pathos and discomfort."

Say Unclereceived its world premiere at Outfest in Los Angeles last year and recentlyopened the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

TLA negotiatedthe deal with producer Christopher Racster and Paige's Best Little BoyProductions.