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Hot Docs ’15: Cargo takes “Jesus Town USA,” “3 Still Standing”

New York-based distributor Cargo Film & Releasing has picked up world distribution rights for hybrid doc Jesus Town USA (pictured) and comedy-themed 3 Still Standing, in addition to international rights for Planetary.
May 4, 2015

New York-based documentary distributor Cargo Film & Releasing has picked up world distribution rights for hybrid doc Jesus Town USA (pictured) and comedy-themed 3 Still Standing, in addition to international rights for space doc Planetary.

Billie Mintz and Julian Pinder‘s Jesus Town, USA examines a small town in Oklahoma that has pantomimed the story of Jesus Christ for more than 88 years. The film – set to air on U.S. cable net Showtime and Canadian broadcaster the CBC later this summer and created in association with Sky UK and SBS - chronicles the making of the six-hour production and follows Jesus actor Zack, who is harboring a secret that may affect the entire show.

Meawhile, Guy Reid’s Planetary – which bowed at SXSW in March – explores space travel and considers Earth’s relationship with issues such as climate change, while Donna LoCicero and Robert Campos’ 3 Still Standing follows three stand-up comics looking to reinvent their careers in an unfamiliar landscape of social media and online celebrity.

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