IFC Films has announced that they will distribute Peter Sattler’s “Camp X-Ray” throughout North America. The film, which stars Kristen Stewart as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay and Peyman Moaadi (“A Separation”) as a detainee she develops a friendship with, debuted at Sundance this year in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
This is the third acquisition by IFC Films from Sundance, following Jim Mickle’s thriller “Cold in July” and John Slattery’s directorial debut “God’s Pocket,” starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, while their sister label IFC Midnight acquired Jennifer Kent’s much talked about horror film “The Babadook.” The company is also distributing Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which it debuted at the festival to high acclaim, and “The Trip to Italy,” the follow-up to Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s “The Trip.”
“Camp X-Ray” was produced by Gina Kwon, and executive produced by Emmy Ellison, Lindsay Williams, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, David Gordon Green and Sophia Lin.