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Cargo takes int’l rights for “1971,” “Bronx Obama,” “David & Me”

New York-based distributor Cargo Film & Releasing has acquired global distribution rights for documentaries 1971, Bronx Obama (pictured) and David & Me.
May 31, 2014

New York-based distributor Cargo Film & Releasing has acquired global distribution rights for documentaries 1971Bronx Obama (pictured) and David & Me.

Johanna Hamilton’s 1971 centres on the year a group of eight citizens challenged the abusive powers of the FBI. The doc enjoyed its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and will receive its European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June, before playing AFI Docs in Washington DC.

Meanwhile, Ryan Murdock’s debut feature Bronx Obama follows presidential impersonator Louis Ortiz as he tries to cash in on his uncanny resemblance to President Obama. The doc premiered at the True/False festival, was selected for Hot Docs and Full Frame, and will screen at AFI Docs.

Finally, Ray Klonsky and Marc Lamy’s David & Me tells the story of the friendship between filmmaker Klonsky and prison inmate David McCallum, who has been imprisoned since he was 16 for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The film received its world premiere at Hot Docs.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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