TDC, Gravitas Take Rights to Documentary 'American Jesus'
Aram Garriga's film about Christianity in American culture from Glass Eye Pix will open theatrically in the spring.
TDC Entertainment, under its Shelter Island banner, has acquired DVD and nontheatrical North American rights to Glass Eye Pix’s documentary American Jesus. Gravitas Ventures will handle all VOD and broadcast rights for the film.
Aram Garriga’s portrait of Christianity in American culture had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, followed by its international premiere at the Sitges Film Festival. For the film, Garriga traveled from his native Barcelona to the U.S. to chronicle the relationship between faith, materialism, politics and personal passions on the American scene.
“American Jesus highlights the uniquely diverse set of relationships that Americans have with religion. What I loved in the movie is that it achieves an editorial balance such that both secular and religious audiences will find something to love and something to hate,” said Gary Baddeley, CEO of TDC Entertainment.
Glass Eye plans a select 15 market theatrical release in March and April, followed by its release on and date release on DVD, VOD and iTunes on May 13.
The film is a co-production with Glass Eye Pix, the New York-based production company headed by Larry Fessenden, and Spain-based Zabriskie Films, Visualsuspects, TVE & TV3.