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JAN
24
4 YEARS

SUNDANCE: Participant Media Grabs North American Rights to 'Circumstance'

Maryam Keshavarz’s story of an Iranian teenager’s sexual rebellion amid present-day Iran’s youth culture had its world premiere Saturday morning.

On the heels of its partnership with Magnolia Pictures on the acquisition of the documentary Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times, Participant Media has picked up North American rights to the dramatic competition film Circumstance.

Debut writer-director Maryam Keshavarz’s story of an Iranian teenager’s sexual rebellion amid present-day Iran’s youth culture had its world premiere Saturday morning at the Library Center Theatre. Keshavarz also produced the film along with Karin Chien and Melissa M. Lee; Christina Won served as executive producer.

Participant plans to find a domestic distribution partner for the film.

Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group repped the filmmakers in the deal.