Arthouse nabs 'Herb and Dorothy'

Documentary tells story of two art collectors

Arthouse films has nabbed worldwide rights to "Herb and Dorothy," winner of the Hamptons International Film Festival's two top documentary prizes.

Producer-director Megumi Sasaki's feature follows post office clerk Herbert Vogel and his librarian wife, Dorothy. In the early '60s, the pair began pooling their modest incomes to amass one of the most important minimalist and conceptual art collections of the 20th century.

"Dorothy" won the audience award after its premiere at this year's AFI SilverDocs Festival before nabbing the best docu and Golden Starfish Award in the Hamptons in October. Arthouse will release the film in theaters in early 2009.