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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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