Seventh Art to distribute 'Queen and I'

HBO gets pay-TV rights to documentary

Seventh Art Releasing has acquired North American theatrical rights to Nahid Persson's documentary "The Queen and I," a portrait of Farah Pahlavi, the widow of the Shah of Iran. HBO took the domestic pay-TV rights in deals handled by Shoreline Entertainment.

"The film gives a three-dimensional view of the history, culture and power-hungry sects of Iran, which have dictated political change, and shows that in every political struggle there are always shades of gray which are too often overlooked," Shoreline CEO Morris Ruskin said.

The deal was negotiated by Shoreline's Sam Eigen and Brian Sweet with Seventh Art and HBO.