Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Sundance Selects Says 'Gimme The Loot' For SXSW Winner; Wrekin Hill Finds 'The End Of Love' & Oscilloscope Reaches Enlightenment with 'Samsara'

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist March 21, 2012 at 1:36PM

The SXSW Film Festival has shuttered its doors for another year, and now news reaches us that the winner of this year's Best Narrative Feature award has found a distributor, as did two other festival favorites from Park City and TIFF.
1
Gimme The Loot The End Of Love Samsara

The SXSW Film Festival has shuttered its doors for another year, and now news reaches us that the winner of this year's Best Narrative Feature award has found a distributor, as did two other festival favorites from Park City and TIFF.

Deadline reports that Sundance Selects has acquired the Latin and North American rights to Adam Leon's “Gimme the Loot,” his NYC-set drama that found popularity with the SXSW crowd immediately after it screened. Before one objects to another Biggie biopic though, the film promises instead a vibrant look at two graffiti artists from the Bronx (Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson), who seek revenge on a local gang by tagging a famous city landmark. With his feature debut, Leon seems to have replicated the festival success of Jonathan Levine's film “The Wackness,” which also made a stir with its outstanding soundtrack, young cast, and the reverent look at New York life. That film went on to become a moderate hit, so hopefully “Gimme the Loot” can make a similar splash when it's released later this year.

In more belated acquisition decisions, Variety reports that Wrekin Hill Entertainment has picked up Mark Webber's family drama “The End of Love,” which premiered at Sundance in January. Webber, taking the writer-director reins once again after his comedic turn as Stephen Stills in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” has chosen a much more personal route with this project, casting his 2-year-old son opposite himself as the boy's single father. The story follows a widowed father grieving in the aftermath of the death of his wife and mother to his son, and co-stars Shannyn Sossamon and Michael Ritter. Cameos from Michael Cera and Amanda Seyfried also turn up in the film, which from festival word is well-executed and without the jarring tone-shift that those two names might suggest. Find out for yourself when “The End of Love” is released in theatres and VOD late summer/early fall.

Finally, Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke's documentary film, “Baraka,” has slowly built a following ever since its release in '92 for its immersive, meditative snapshots of nature, rivaling “Koyaanisqatsi” in its stunning narration-free images, and now news of its follow-up has been revealed by Deadline. “Samsara,” which premiered at TIFF, has been acquired by Oscilloscope for an August release, and purports to have been filmed in 65mm “over a period of more than four years in five countries on five continents.” This is a film that just begs to be seen on the big screen, and with the nature documentary being Disney's game for the past few years, “Samsara” should prove a welcome change.

This article is related to: Sundance Selects, The End Of Love, Samsara, Wrekin Hill, Oscilloscope Laboratories


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates