Equinoxe going 'Green' with acquisition


TORONTO -- Canadian film distributor Equinoxe Films on Monday said it has picked up Canadian distribution rights to Paul Fox's "Everything's Gone Green" from Los Angeles-based distributor First Independent Pictures.

The move comes on the heels of First Independent picking up the North American rights to "Everything's Gone Green" at the American Film Market, ahead of plans to release the Canadian movie stateside April 13.

Montreal-based Equinoxe said it has acquired all media rights in Canada for the first movie penned by cult Gen-X novelist Douglas Coupland ("Generation X," "JPod") ahead of a platform Canadian theatrical release starting April 20 in Toronto and Vancouver.

The movie will have its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas on March 10.

"Everything's Gone Green," starring Paulo Costanzo ("40 Days and 40 Nights"), was shot in Vancouver and portrays a slacker tempted into a money-laundering scheme, only to struggle with his ill-gotten gains while trying to find happiness.

Producer credits on "Everything's Gone Green" are shared by Radke Films and True West Films.