Cinedigm Acquires Night Moves

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Mon, 09/23/2013 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

Left to right, Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard in Night Moves.Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to Night Moves, directed by acclaimed American independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. 

The film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month followed by a North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival. Cinedigm will release the film in spring of 2014.

“Kelly is one of the most original and distinctive voices in American cinema today. An expansion on her previous work, Night Moves maintains that unique Kelly stamp that long ago made us huge fans.” said Vincent Scordino, Cinedigm’s Senior Vice President of Theatrical Releasing.

"We couldn't be happier to be working with Cinedigm, said the filmmakers. Their enthusiasm for the film was amazing, and we're thrilled to be collaborating with them on its release."

Reichardt’s award-winning films include River of Grass, Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy and the acclaimed Michelle Williams-starring Western Meek’s Cutoff. Night Moves is her fifth feature film and tells the story of three radical environmentalists plotting the explosion of a hydroelectric dam—the symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. The suspense-filled film adds a noir-thriller to Reichardt’s already impressive and diverse body of work. 

The film is a production of Maybach Film Productions, RT Features and filmscience. Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim and Rodrigo Teixeira produced the film. 

Cinedigm’s director of acquisitions Emily Rothschild; UTA represented the filmmakers negotiated the deal.