David Lynch will self-distribute his latest film, “Inland Empire” in the United States and Canada, according to a report by Gregg Goldstein in The Hollywood Reporter. At a press conference in New York on Friday, when asked about the status of a deal for the movie, Lynch said that the film was “technically” without distribution…now the details are becoming clearer. According to the HR story:
Lynch will work with well-known theatrical and home video partners to launch his epic fever dream of a film, retaining all rights to the low-budget project in each service deal. The partnerships will be announced within the next week. A release slated before the end of the year, as is an awards season campaign for star and co-producer Laura Dern.
In an interview, HR quotes Lynch, “people are thinking of new ways to begin a film, new ways of shooting, new ways of post production, and you’ve got to come up with new ways of distribution.” For more on the film, check out indieWIRE’s recent dispatch from the New York Film Festival.