Andre Gregory
Andre Gregory

The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Cindy Kleine's documentary "Before and After Dinner: The Life and Work of André Gregory," a portrait of the actor who most famously starred in Louis Malle's "My Dinner with André."

Gregory's body of work extends vastly beyond screen acting, as Kleine depicts in her film: He is also a writer, director, teacher, painter and "master storyteller." Indeed, Gregory's absorbing raconteur abilities are the centerpiece of the talky Malles classic.

Kleine's previous film is 2008's "Phyllis and Harold," a sort of "Capturing the Friedmans"-esque account of her mother and father's dysfunctional relationship.

"Before and After Dinner" will open theatrically in spring of 2013. Below is the trailer from Kleine's Kickstarter page.