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TIFF ’15: Dogwoof takes “Janis,” “Hitchcock” for UK

The London-based distributor has acquired the TIFF-screening documentaries Janis: Little Girl Blue (pictured) and Hitchcock/Truffaut for UK distribution.
September 10, 2015

London-based distributor Dogwoof has acquired the documentaries Janis: Little Girl Blue and Hitchcock/Truffaut for UK distribution.

While Amy Berg’s film on iconic singer Janis Joplin was acquired from Content Media, Kent Jones‘ doc - on a series of conversations between American filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and French critic-turned-director Francois Truffaut – came through a deal with Cohen Media Group.

Both docs are to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off today, and will next month premiere at the London Film Festival. The films’ UK theatrical releases will follow in 2016.

Produced by Going Clear‘s Alex Gibney and narrated by musician Chan Marshall – also known as Cat Power - Janis: Little Girl Blue features archival footage and interviews alongside the late singer’s personal correspondence.

Hitchcock/Truffaut revisits the week-long 1962 interview between Truffaut and Hitchcock, where the latter share his insights and experiences of cinema. The book that resulted from the interview has turned into something of a bible for directors, and in the doc, Jones invites 10 filmmakers “to reiterate the aesthetic, technical, and narrative questions” raised during the original interview.

 

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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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