Since 1985, Wolfe Releasing has been the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films. Its catalogue got even bigger this week at Frameline 37, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, where Wolfe acquired the rights to four films. It acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to Bruno Barreto’s “Reaching For The Moon,” Yen Tan’s “Pit Stop,” and Stephen Lacant’s “Free Fall,” as well as worldwide rights to Chris Mason Johnson’s “Test.”
“Reaching For The Moon” tells the tale of the tumultuous yet romantic relationship between poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Ott) and architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Gloria Pires). In addition to the Audience Award at Frameline, it won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival.
Set in 1985, “Test” stars Scott Marlowe and Matthew Risch in a love story that coincides with the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. “Free Fall,” also known as “Freier Fall,” is about a German police officer who unexpectedly begins to fall in love with a fellow male officer. Lastly, “Pit Stop” is the story of a pair of alienated gay men living in Texas. It stars Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz (“Upstream Color”) and John Merrimen. The film was also an official selection at Sundance.
“These are four of the best LGBT movies of the year,” said Wolfe President Maria Lynn. Following festival runs, each film will be released by Wolfe on VOD and DVD in 2014.