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Zeitgeist Films Acquires Murder Mystery Doc 'The Galapagos Affair' Ahead of Telluride Premiere

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 28, 2013 at 5:28PM

In a preemptive move, Zeitgeist Films has picked up all US rights to the murder mystery documentary "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden" ahead of its premiere at Telluride this week. Directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine, the film centers on a 1930s unsolved murder mystery in the Galapagos islands.
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'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden'
'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden'

In a preemptive move, Zeitgeist Films has picked up all US rights to the murder mystery documentary "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden" ahead of its premiere at Telluride this week. Directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine, the film centers on a 1930s unsolved murder mystery involving a group of clashing individualists who settled on an island in the Galapagos.

Described as Darwin meets Hitchcock, the documentary features voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen and Josh Radnor, among others, as it interweaves details of the murder with stories of present day Galapagos pioneers. It features newly discovered archival footage, as well as present day HD footage of the Galapagos.

Geller and Goldfine previously collaborated on the 2005 National Board of Review winning doc "Ballets Russes." "The Galapagos Affair" will have its theatrical release in NY and LA in Spring 2014 before a national rollout.

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