'Five Dances' Picked Up by Wolfe Films

Alan Brown's coming-of-age drama is set in New York's highly competitive world of professional dance.

Wolfe Releasing, the largest distributor of gay and lesbian films, has acquired U.S. digital and DVD rights to Five Dances, a film set inside New York's highly competitive world of professional dance.

Director Alan Brown's intimate story will debut on VOD and DVD in 2014, following a limited theatrical release beginning Oct. 4. 

The deal was brokered by Wolfe president Maria Lynn and Brown, who also partnered on Brown's previous feature, 2011's Private Romeo.

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“Alan Brown is an enormously talented writer-director, and we’re thrilled to release his wonderful new film,” said Lynn in a statement. 

Starring a quintet of real dancers, Five Dances follows Chip (newcomer Ryan Steele), an 18-year-old from Kansas who joins a small downtown dance company in Manhattan and forges friendships, advances his career and ultimately falls in love.  

Five Dances made its debut as the opening night film at the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center.