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Variance Acquires Eliza Hittman's Sundance 2013 Fave 'It Felt Like Love'

Variance Films has snapped up US theatrical rights to first-time feature filmmaker Eliza Hittman's coming-of-age film "It Felt Like Love." They are planning an early 2014 theatrical release.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2013 2:03 PM
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Johnnie To's Crime Thriller 'Drug War' Gets Stateside Release This Summer, Via Well Go USA and Variance Films (TRAILER)

Well Go USA and Variance Films have partnered to distribute Johnnie To's China-set crime thriller "Drug War" in North America this summer. On July 26, the film will screen at the IFC Center in New York before a platform expansion beginning August 2 in LA and August 9 in additional US markets as well as in Canada.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 24, 2013 2:53 PM
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Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games' Coming to Theaters this September [Trailer]

Steve James' documentary "Head Games" has been acquired by Variance Films for a September 21 release. James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") looks at the concussion crisis in American sports, and asks the question, “How much of you are you willing to lose for a game?” "Head Games" is inspired by the events in football star and WWE wrestler Christopher Nowinski's book of the same name, and features interviews with him, Bob Costas, Cindy Parlow Cone and Keith Primeau, among others. Trailer and synopsis below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 31, 2012 4:28 PM
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Gravitas Ventures Picks Up SXSW Raucous Rom-Com '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'

Gravitas Ventures has acquired Jordan Roberts' SXSW romantic comedy "3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom," starring up-and-comers Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd and Lizzie Caplan, plus Whitney Cummings, Chris Noth and Ron Perlman.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2012 2:57 PM
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Gravitas and Variance Team for Theatrical & VOD Releasing; Hunting Titles at SXSW

Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films announce their partnership to acquire and co-release seven to eight films per year with day and date theatrical and VOD releases throughout North America. Starting at SXSW, Gravitas and Variance will search for the best indies...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 2:29 PM
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