'Man' up for ThinkFilm


NEW YORK -- ThinkFilm has acquired North American rights to one of the more offbeat films from January's Sundance Film Festival, the darkly comic drama "Momma's Man."

Writer-director Azazel Jacobs' feature centers on a Los Angeles father (Matt Boren) who visits his parents on a New York business trip and decides to stay, leaving his wife and child behind. He quickly reverts to his childhood ways.

The director cast his real-life parents, noted avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs and Flo Jacobs, as the fictional parents.

The acquisition reunites ThinkFilm with "Half Nelson" and "Man" producers Alex Orlovsky and Hunter Gray and exec producer Paul Mezey.

The Sundance Spectrum section premiere will be featured in the Film Society of Lincoln Center/Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films series on March 28, with a theatrical release to follow.

ThinkFilm's Mark Urman, Randy Manis and Ben Stambler negotiated the deal, with Cinetic Media repping the filmmakers.