HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. television and theatrical rights to Nathaniel Kahn’s feature-length documentary The Price of Everything ahead of its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Produced by Hot & Sunny Productions and Anthos Media, the 98-minute film explores the role artistic passion plays in today’s consumer-based society while looking to expose “deep contradictions” in the contemporary art world.
Featured in the film are interviews with collectors, dealers, auctioneers and artists, including Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Larry Poons.
HBO will open the film in theaters throughout a minimum of 12 American cities prior to its television debut on the premium cable network.
Hot & Sunny’s Jennifer Blei Stockman and Debi Wisch serve as producers alongside Anthos’ Carla Solomon. Lisa Remington and Kayla Malahiazar acted as co-producers.
Submarine’s Josh Braun and Lisa Callif of Donaldson + Callif negotiated the deal with HBO Documentary Films.
The Price of Everything premieres as part of the Sundance U.S. Documentary Competition on Friday (Jan. 19) at 11:30 a.m. MT at the MARC Theatre in Park City, Utah.