Docs

Blue Ice Docs acquires “Honest Liar,” “Advanced Style”

The Canadian distributor has picked up theatrical rights to 11 feature docs, including festival favorites Point and Shoot (pictured), Art and Craft and Advanced Style.
August 15, 2014

Toronto-based indie Blue Ice Docs has picked up 11 feature docs for Canadian theatrical distribution.

The company will release Lina Plioplyte and Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style; Jennifer Grausman, Sam Cullman and Mark Becker’s Art and Craft; Amar Wala’s The Secret Trial 5; Gracie Otto’s The Last Impresario; Marshall Curry’s Tribeca Film Festival winner Point and Shoot (pictured above) and Catherine Gund’s Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity in theaters this fall.

Kris Kaczor’s Divide In Concord and Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down will hit cinemas in January, while Vanessa Lapa’s The Decent One and Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi’s Everyday Rebellion will open in next spring.

In addition, the company also acquired Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s An Honest Liar, which opened in Toronto earlier this month.

In a statement, Robin Smith, CEO of Blue Ice Docs, said: “This first wave of titles acquired by Blue Ice Docs illustrates our commitment to developing relationships with the best non-fiction filmmakers at work today and demonstrates that we’re on the right path towards growing the theatrical documentary space in Canada.”

The titles were acquired from a number of sources, including The Film Sales Company (Advanced Style, An Honest Liar);  Dogwoof (The Last Impresario); Rise and Shine Film Sales (Everyday Rebellion); Oscilloscope Laboratories (Art and Craft); Cinephil (The Decent One); Films Transit (Born To Fly); Ro*co Films International (Point and Shoot); and Deckert (Miners Shot Down).

Blue Ice Docs acquired The Secret Trial 5 and Divide In Concord directly from the filmmakers.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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