Sundance: Magnolia Nabs U.S. Rights to 'Kusama - Infinity'

Yayoi Kusama - Publicity - H 2018
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Heather Lenz's documentary about the trailblazing Japanese artist premiered in competition in Park City.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Kusama – Infinity, a documentary about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama that premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed. Heather Lenz wrote, directed and produced the U.S. Documentary Competition entry about the best-selling female artist known for her Pop Art style and prolific use of polka dots.

"Kusama – Infinity is a beautifully crafted and moving portrait of one of the most intriguing artists of our time,” Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles said Thursday in a statement.

Added Lenz in her own statement: "After many of years of working on Kusama – Infinity, I'm thrilled to experience the dream of Sundance and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to work with Magnolia.”

Producers on the film are Karen Johnson, David Koh and Dan Braun. Executive producers are Stanley Buchthal, Josh Braun, Ryan Brooks, Brandon Chen, Jessica Latham, Troy Craig Poon, Alice Koh, Simone Haggiag and Hajime Inou. The film was co-produced by Anna Godas, Ryosuke Oka and Robert Profusek.

Submarine represented the filmmakers in the deal. Dogwoof is handling international sales.