Nader docu rights to IFC, Netflix


NEW YORK -- IFC Entertainment and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment have nabbed all North American rights to the Oscar-shortlisted docu "An Unreasonable Man," which follows controversial presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

The film, acquired from Submarine Entertainment and William Morris Independent, is slated for release through IFC First Take in theaters and via video-on-demand.

Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's film follows longtime consumer advocate Nader, who went from being a widely admired product-safety champion to political pariah after his entry in the 2000 presidential race was believed by some to have contributed to the loss of Democratic candidate Al Gore.

IFC shares acquisition and P&A costs with Red Envelope for "Man," which was produced by Kevin O'Donnell. The film will be released Jan. 31, the day the 79th Annual Academy Award nominations are announced.

The deal was negotiated by Liz Nastro and Jonathan Sehring for IFC with WMI and Josh Braun of Submarine. Jackie Eckhouse of Sloss Law was the legal consultant for the filmmakers.