First Run picks up 'Defamation' doc

Fall theatrical release planned for anti-Semitism pic

First Run Features has acquired rights to Yoav Shamir's "Defamation," a documentary about anti-Semitism, which screened Thursday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. A fall theatrical release is planned.

Producer Sandra Itkoff said: "We're thrilled to be working with First Run Features on 'Defamation's' distribution. They have done wonderful work with some very important films in the past, and I know they will help 'Defamation' reach its audience and generate some vital conversations."

First Run Features president Seymour Wishman said, "This is a brave film that takes on a tough, sensitive subject and manages to do so in a compelling and entertaining way."

"Defamation" will also play Toronto's Hot Docs Festival in May.
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