BOND/360 has acquired the North American rights to Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker’s East Germany surveillance documentary Karl Marx City, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The film will get a nationwide release through the spring with a digital, educational and DVD release to follow throughout the year. The pic incorporates actual surveillance recordings and Stasi (Ministry for State Security)-produced propaganda to offers insight of what it was like to live in a world with lack of privacy and ubiquitous suspicio. Filmmaker Epperlein, who grew up in Karl Marx City (now Chemnitz), returns in search of clues as to whether her father was driven to suicide by guilt over having been an informer. The deal was negotiated by Elizabeth Sheldon, COO of BOND/360 and Linzee Troubh of Cinetic Media.