First Run acquires 'Midway' rights

Godfrey Cheshire's Southern plantation documentary

First Run Features has acquired North American rights to Godfrey Cheshire's autobiographical Southern plantation docu "Moving Midway."

The former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle's film, which premiered at this spring's New Director/New Films fest, chronicles the relocation of his family's North Carolina plantation and their doscovery of African-American relatives.

The film will be released in New York on Sept. 12, followed by a national platform release.