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7th Art Releasing acquires “In Heaven, Underground”

Los Angeles-based distribution company 7th Art Releasing has picked up the North American distribution rights and world television rights to Britta Wauer's In Heaven, Underground: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee.
May 5, 2011

Los Angeles-based distribution company 7th Art Releasing has picked up the North American distribution rights and world television rights to Britta Wauer’s In Heaven, Underground: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee.

The doc made its world premiere this year at Berlin International Film Festival and won the Panorama Audience Award, and is now screening at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival.

In Heaven, Underground tells the history of the oldest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe, which was one of the few institutions to remain in Jewish hands during the Nazi regime. The portrait of the cemetery includes characters from around the world, including mourners, tourists and a third-generation gravedigger.

7th Art plans to continue the film’s run on the festival circuit before a winter theatrical release later this year.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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