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That Guy Dick Miller, which made a splash after its world premiere at SXSW in March, has been picked up for North American distribution by Canada’s IndieCan Entertainment. The film is slated for a theatrical release in the winter of 2014/2015.
The documentary — directed by Elijah Drenner (American Gridhouse) and co-produced by Drenner and Lainie Miller (The Perfect Game) — follows the life and career of character actor Dick Miller, from his childhood, to his first big onscreen role (Bucket of Blood), to his artwork. Miller’s career spanned six decades with more than 175 motion pictures, four TV series and more than 2,000 TV appearances.
“Being able to release films in the United States is a big and exciting new step for IndieCan and one that I truly welcome,” IndieCan’s Avi Federgreen said in a statement. “IndieCan was launched back in 2011 to give indie films like That Guy Dick Miller a real boost to reach audiences everywhere.”
The movie includes 47 interviews, notable clips from Miller’s career, his personal home movies and numerous segments with animation and illustration.
“I was just staying alive making movies,” Miller says in one excerpt from the film. “I think I must’ve done four or five pictures before I realized I was a movie actor.”
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