James Franco's 'The Broken Tower' Among 2012 Focus World Releases

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Focus World, the digital distribution arm of Focus Features, will release the films The Broken Tower, Gnarr and Return early in 2012.

Directed by James Franco in black and white, The Broken Tower chronicles the life of poet Hart Crane and will open digitally January 10. Gnarr, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, documents comedian Jón Gnarr’s campaign for mayor of Reykjavik -- a joke that ultimately got him the job. Gaukur Úlfarsson directed the documentary, which will open digitally February 7.

Filmmaker Liza Johnson’s Return, which first screened at Cannes, follows a female U.S. Army reservist who comes home after a tour of duty and has trouble readjusting to small-town life. It opens February 28.

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