Films We Like has picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Marie Losier’s doc The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, which premieres Wednesday at Hot Docs. The film is slated to open across Canada in October.
The award-winning doc has screened at Berlin (winning Teddy and Caligari awards), SXSW, Tribeca and BAFICI (winning the audience award ).
The film is a portrait of performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his collaborator Lady Jaye, focusing on the sexual transformations the two underwent for their ‘Pandrogyne’ project.
“More than a portrait of an artist,” said Ron Mann, doc vet and Films We Like topper, “it is an epic love story that is emotionally arresting. I’m thrilled Films We Like will be able to bring The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye to Canadian audiences.”
The distributor has been aggressively expanding its roster of late, and is handling five films at this Hot Docs, including: Jay Cheel’s Beauty Day, Jon Foy’s Resurrect The Dead, David Weissman’s We Were Here and recently announced Conan O’Brian Can’t Stop.