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Tribeca Film Picks Up 'Shut Up Little Man!'

Matthew Bate's documentary had its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure. The VOD and theatrical releases are scheduled for Aug. 25.

Matthew Bate wrote and directed the documentary, which had its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film showcases a set of recordings two Midwesterners made of their endlessly arguing alcoholic neighbors over 18 months in 1987 in a San Francisco apartment building. Bate also produced with Sophie Hyde.

Shut Up Little Man! is a darkly comic documentary examining the blurred boundaries between art and exploitation,” said Tribeca Enterprises chief creative officer Geoffrey Gilmore. “The film depicts how counter-cultural phenomena spread in the pre-digital age, and we are looking forward to sharing it with audiences.”

Stephen Cleary and Julie Ryan are executive producers; Julie Byrne and Bryan Mason co-produced. Tribeca Film's Nick Savva negotiated with Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine Entertainment and Orly Ravid of The Film Collaborative on behalf of the filmmakers.

Tribeca Film has recently released The Bang Bang Club, Neds and Last Night.