GoDigital, Inc. is giving a home to SXSW comedy “She’s the Best Thing In It,” acquiring all digital and broadcast rights. The documentary, directed by Ron Nyswaner, shines a spotlight on New York theater legend Mary Louise Wilson as she heads home to New Orleans at age 79 to teach her first acting class to students of the YouTube generation. Interviewees include Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Valerie Harper, Tyne Daily, Charlotte Rae and playwright Doug Wright.
“The film started as a study of the actor’s craft but evolved into a celebration of the perseverance and courage required to live an artist’s life,” said Nyswaner. “I’m excited to share with an audience the lessons learned by some legendary actors including my main subject: The hilarious, and ruthlessly honest, Mary Louise Wilson — the ultimate character actor.”
“She’s The Best Thing In It” will be available On Demand in the U.S. starting February 23, 2016.