Lorber Films has acquired all U.S. rights to John Scheinfeld's doc "Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)." The film profiles the enigmatic singer-songwriter who is lauded for his work as a singer-songwriter and is famous for being the Beatles' favorite musical artist. Nilsson is also famous for his track "Everybody's Talkin'" (written by Fred Neil) from the soundtrack of "Midnight Cowboy."
For the doc, Scheinfeld ("The U.S. vs. John Lennon," "We Believe") interviews Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Randy Newman, Yoko Ono, and more.
The film will get a release on September 10, 2010 at New York's Cinema Village and will get a DVD release by the end of 2010. Commenting on the film, Lorber Films CEO & Co-President Richard Lorber, said, "“This is one of those rare docs that leaves no stone unturned. Besides all the amazing and exclusive material Scheinfeld managed to uncover, what impressed me most about 'Who is Harry Nilsson' was the film’s capacity to make you fall in love with Nilsson’s work all over again.”