IFC has acquired worldwide rights to Barry Avrich’s documentary Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, narrated by Peter Fonda. The film tracks Weinstein from his concert promoter days in Buffalo, NY through his Miramax years and such Oscar-winning heights as Pulp Fiction and beyond. It examines his relationship with his brother Bob, staff and the Hollywood machine, complete with insider interviews.
Avrich says “Harvey and Bob Weinstein, without a question, redefined so many rules of Hollywood marketing, distribution and filmmaking that you simply can’t ignore their impact on history.”
IFC president Jonathan Sehring calls the film “entertaining and provocative,” shedding light on what makes Weinstein the mogul tick.