Spin,the prize-winning dramatic debut by Robert Redford's son James Redford, willembark on a limited domestic release beginning in Salt Lake City and Tucson onOct 15.
The picture will be distributed through Mark Borde's SantaMonica-based Innovation Film Group, the theatrical releasing partner of SusanJackson's producers representative Turtles Crossing.
The picture will receive its charity premiere at the SundanceResort in Salt Lake City on Oct 9 in aid of the James Redford Institute forTransplant Awareness, a nonprofit organisation.
The partners plan to follow-up the public opening weekend withreleases in Long Island, Boston and Phoenix and other select cities to beannounced.
Set against in 1950s America, the coming-of-age tale centres on ayoung orphan whose uncle puts him up for adoption with a Latino family.
The picture won two awards at the Heartland Film Festival andstars Ryan Merriman, Paula Garces, Dana Delany, Ruben Blades and Stanley Tucci.
Redford adapted the screenplay from a novel by Donald EverettAxinn, who produced the picture with Elaine M Rogers.
Turtles Crossing picked up domestic rights earlier this year andCurb Entertainment is handling international sales.
"While Turtles Crossing continues to acquire and distribute filmswith wide commercial and demographic appeal, our more targeted market orregional release strategy has proven equally successful," Jackson said in astatement.
"We recognise the difficulty in getting independent films intonational theatres, and know how important it is for a film's success. Theintroduction on a smaller scale allows us the opportunity to showcase uniqueand quality films to audiences and build to wider distribution."
Jackson, who served as executive producer on Lions Gate's 2002horror hit Cabin Fever,launched Turtles Crossing in 1999 and a year later set up the internationaldistributor and sales agent Zenpix.
Zenpix/TurtlesCrossing released Helmut Schleppi's comedy-drama A Foreign Affair and Christian Otjen's thriller Reeseville earlier this year.