The Cinema Guild to Distribute Sundance Award-Winner 'The Law In These Parts'
The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law In These Parts, which won the world cinema jury prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The distributor plans to open the film in New York on Nov. 14, followed by a national roll-out.
The film explores the four-decade-old Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories. It was written and directed by Alexandrowicz, produced by Liran Atzmor and co-produced by B.Z. Goldberg, Laura Poitras and Martin Hagemann.
“Distributing The Law In These Parts in the U.S. has two important values for us: It is naturally important for us to have U.S. audiences better informed about the situation in our country given the high involvement of the U.A. administration in the politics of our region. But there is a second aspect: The questions that my film carries—questions about what happens to the concepts of law and justice when we try make them work in highly political contexts are questions that seem to me to be very relevant to the American public, and therefore we see The Law In These Parts as a cautionary tale for our viewers here in the U.S.,” Alexandrowicz said.
The deal was negotiated by Atzmor with The Cinema Guild’s Ryan Krivoshey.