Sundance: Bleecker Street to Release Mark Pellington's 'Nostalgia'

Mark Pellington Headshot - P 2013
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Mark Pellington Headshot - P 2013

The distributor also will handle Pellington's next film 'The Last Word,' which is premiering at Sundance before opening in theaters in March.

Extending its relationship with director Mark Pellington, Bleecker Street announced Sunday that it has acquired North American distribution rights to the filmmaker’s upcoming drama Nostalgia. Bleecker Street also is releasing Pellington’s The Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, which will premiere Tuesday at the Sundance Film Festival and is set to open in theaters on March 3.

Nostalgia, which concerns a group of people connected through loss, features a cast including Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn, John Ortiz, James LeGros, Patton Oswalt, Annalise Basso, Larry Wilmore and Joanna Going. The drama was written by Alex Ross Perry from an original story by Perry and Pellington. It was produced by Pellington, Tom Gorai and Josh Braun, with Perry serving as an executive producer.

“Mark has assembled an incredible cast to share this story of family, memories and loss," Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said in a statement. "Nostalgia is one of those beautiful films that can touch everyone as we collectively and individually wrestle with holding onto the things that matter most.”

The deal was negotiated between Bleecker Street's Kent Sanderson with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and UTA Independent Film Group, CAA and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.