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SnagFilms Takes 'The House I Live In,' 'Beware Mr. Baker' & Six Dream Team Docs

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 21, 2012 at 8:00AM

SnagFilms is set to distribute Eugene Jarecki's Sundance winner "The House I Live in" (Grand Jury Award) and Jay Bulger's SXSW winner "Beware of Mr. Baker" (Grandy Jury Award). "The House I Live In" exposes what's wrong with America's war on drugs, while "Beware of Mr. Baker" is an intimate story of the legendary speed freak drummer Ginger Baker.
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"The House I Live In"
"The House I Live In"

SnagFilms is set to distribute Eugene Jarecki's Sundance winner "The House I Live in" (Grand Jury Award) and Jay Bulger's SXSW winner "Beware of Mr. Baker" (Grandy Jury Award). "The House I Live In" exposes what's wrong with America's war on drugs, while "Beware of Mr. Baker" is an intimate story of the legendary speed freak drummer Ginger Baker.

Richard Abramowitz's Abramorama ("Exit Through the Gift Shop") will release the two films theatrically, while Snag's digital distribution is expected to cover key VOD platforms and an eventual ad-supported release on snagfilms.com. Jarecki wants to reach as many Americans as he can with the October 5 release of "The House I Live In."

Snag is also adding six acclaimed documentary titles to its burgeoning library of over 3,300 films;, including Academy Award-winners "Harlan County USA" and "American Dream‚" Oscar-nominated and Emmy winner "Waco: The Rules of Engagement," Peabody winner "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," Sundance Audience Award winner "Fuel‚" and "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg." Snag will hold exclusive digital rights for specific SVOD and ad-supported platforms.

SnagFilms' Rick Allen states: "We've heard a lot about Dream Teams recently, but the year's top two documentary winners, plus six time-honored titles, constitutes the Doc Dream Team. We are honored to be bringing them to wide audiences."


 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.