US distributor Wellspringhas acquired worldwide rights except North American theatrical and TV to TimMcCann's psychological thriller Revolution #9 and has set a video/DVD release date in the US forOct 7.
The film, which played atlast year's Toronto and Telluride film festivals and won the top juryprizes at the Nantucket and Mar Del Plata festivals, stars Michael Risley as aschizophrenic who has a mental breakdown in New York City and blames thecorporate media and one TV commercial in particular for causing it.
Wellspring had previouslyacquired McCann's first film Desolation Angels in 1997. 'We are fans of his work and areexcited to continue our relationship with him and bring his second highlyacclaimed feature Revolution #9to audiences worldwide,' said head of acquisitions Marie Therese Guirgisin a statement.
The film, which was acquiredfrom Exile Productions LLC, also stars Adrienne Shelly and Spalding Gray. Itwill be represented for international sales by Sheri Levine, Wellspring'sexecutive vice president of worldwide sales.