Film Movement has acquired rights to documentaries “Shadowman” from director Oren Jacoby; “Coby,” Christian Sonderegger’s feature debut; and Irish surfing movie “Between Land and Sea” from Ross Whitaker.
“Shadowman” will receive a theatrical release this December, while the other films will debut in 2018, with digital and home entertainment releases to follow.
“Shadowman” centers on Richard Hambleton, who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan in the 1980s before drug addiction and homelessness forced him to exit the art scene for 20 years. It premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
“Coby” premiered at the Cannes ACID (Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema) this year. It’s set in a small Midwest town, where Suzanna, age 23, changes gender and becomes a boy: Coby. The transformation deeply disrupts the lives of all who love her.
“Between Land and Sea” portrays a year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean.