Strand takes 'Time' for the U.S.

Terence Davies' docu to bow in October

TORONTO -- Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Terence Davies' "Of Time and the City," his autobiographical doc which premiered at the Festival de Cannes and will play the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

Davies' movie, which played just once on the Croisette but was extremely well received, is a highly lyrical take on the director's childhood and on the city of Liverpool, whose evolution Davies traces.

Relying on archival footage and featuring extensive voice-over from the director, "City" transitions from black-and-white to color as the time moves from the middle of the 20th century to the present.

Strand is planning a January release, with the movie set for an October bow in the U.K.

Strand had worked with Davies on his previous "The Neon Bible." Hanway Films repped the filmmakers in the deal.