Sundance 2013: TWC's Radius Acquires Wealth Documentary 'Inequality for All'
The film starring Robert Reich premiered Jan. 19 at Prospector Square Theatre.
PARK CITY -- The Weinstein Co.'s Radius label has acquired the documentary Inequality for All, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The deal, which sources peg at about $750,000, includes English-speaking territories in North America, the U.K., Australia and South Africa.
The film from director Jacob Kornbluth (2004 Sundance title The Best Thief in the World) stars former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, whose lectures in his spring 2012 UC Berkeley class "Wealth and Poverty" form the backbone of the project. Inequality for All premiered Jan. 19 at Prospector Square Theatre as part of Sundance's U.S. Documentary Competition section.
The movie is filled with animated charts and graphs, which help break down complicated economic data and also make Inequality for All somewhat reminiscent of Davis Guggenheim's hit global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006).
Inequality for All was funded partly by people who gave money to Kickstarter.com, the crowd-sourcing website that has become popular with independent filmmakers.
The THR review of the film praised it for "deploying urgent statistics in an even-tempered lesson."
Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan produced Inequality for All through their 72 Prods. banner (the pair also produced the Sundance premiere Afternoon Delight).
WME and Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman represented the filmmakers in the sale.
Email: Daniel.Miller@THR.com; Tatiana.Siegel@THR.com