New York-based indie distributor Abramorama has picked up the U.S. theatrical rights to Ofir Trainin’s feature-length documentary Family in Transition ahead of its international premiere at DOC NYC in November.
The film tells the story of Amit Tsuk who, at the age of 42, came out to her wife and four children as a transgender woman in the conservative town of Nahariya, Israel. Viewers see Tsuk and her family remain committed to staying together in the face of social stigma and personal difficulties throughout the 70-minute film.
Family in Transition was produced for the Israeli channel yes Docu and directed, produced, written and shot by Trainin. The distribution deal was negotiated by Go2Film’s CEO Hedva Goldschmidt, the sales agent for the film, and co-producer Tal Barda.
The film won the Best Israeli Documentary Film Award at DocAviv, which qualifies it for a nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film at the Academy Awards.
“Family in Transition is an important and timely film, a reminder of the power of documentary to refresh our experience of the world and make us question distorted world views,” said Trainin, in a statement. “I am honored to have the film released in the U.S.”
“This is a beautifully made, deeply moving film that will at times thrill, at times challenge, but always interest a broad range of audiences,” added Abramorama CEO Richard Abramowitz. “Abramorama is proud to put it in theaters across the U.S. at this uniquely appropriate time.”
Family In Transition will enjoy its international premiere at DOC NYC on Nov. 11, followed by a theatrical release in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 and in New York on Nov. 23.