City Lights in ring with 'Matador'


NEW YORK -- City Lights Pictures has nabbed North American rights to the bullfighting documentary "The Matador" on the heels of its 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival premiere.

Director Nina Gilden Seavey tracked David Fandila for three years in his quest to become the world's top matador. The feature captures Fandila in fights across Spain and Latin America.

City Lights plans a fall theatrical release, followed by a DVD release on City Lights Home Entertainment.

Steven Beer of Greenberg Traurig brokered the deal on behalf of the producers with City Lights' Mark Ragone and Marcus Lansdell.