'CSNY' docu will carry on via Lionsgate
The feature, directed by Neil Young, chronicles the group's 2006 Freedom of Speech tour in support of Young's "Living in War" album.
The anti-Iraq War theme and songs like "Let's Impeach the President" increasingly polarized audiences as the band traveled to southern states. Interviews with soldiers and others affected by the war are mixed in with the concert footage.
When the film premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, the band members expressed a desire to release it before the November elections to encourage debate. A summer domestic release is planned, followed by a release in other countries throughout the summer.
Fortissimo already has sold the film to Australia, Europe, Israel, Japan and Latin America. (partialdiff)