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Independent Spirit Nominee ‘Man From Reno’ Acquired by Gravitas

Independent Spirit Nominee 'Man From Reno' Acquired by Gravitas

Gravitas Ventures has taken North American rights to Dave Boyle’s thriller “Man From Reno,” nominated for the John Cassavates Award at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards.

Here’s the synopsis: “The wonderfully evocative film unfolds like a deliciously prepared riddle with a story that involves the intersection of three unlikely characters: an aging but still dogged sheriff of a small farming town on the outskirts of San Francisco, a reclusive yet popular writer who harbors a deep secret that would shock her fans and a mysterious drifter — the eponymous Man from Reno. “

The cast includes Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna, Hiroshi Watanabe and Kazuki Kitamura.

“Man From Reno” won the LA Film Festival’s Best Dramatic Feature prize, the San Diego Asian Film Festival’s Narrative Feature prize and more. Screen Daily calls it “A stylishly made genre film that revels in its old-fashioned sense of mystery and suspense” and THR reports, “Polished and ambitious, this crime drama puts a fresh bicultural spin on a retro-style mystery but doesn’t quite sustain the suspense.”

The film makes its way to select cities on March 27th before expanding on April 10th, with VOD release slated for the summer.

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