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FilmRise Grabs Sundance Cult Doc ‘Holy Hell’

FilmRise Grabs Sundance Cult Doc 'Holy Hell'

And the Sundance acquisitions keep on rolling in. Today’s fresh pickup comes courtesy of FilmRise, which revealed that they have acquired American distribution rights to the documentary "Holy Hell."

Will Allen’s debut feature centers around the West Hollywood cult of which he was both a member and videographer during the 1980s. "Holy Hell" drew attention before Sundance when the festival lineup announcement listed the director as "undisclosed." Allen’s identity was eventually revealed in advance of the Park City premiere.

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In addition to co-producer and fellow former member Tracey Harnish (pictured above, with Allen) and producer Alexandra Johnes, the film’s executive producers include Jared Leto, who boarded the project after the first public screening.

"Holy Hell" will open in theaters on May 20.

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Ricky3.14

I can’t wait for audiences to see this powerful documentary film. The story presents a level of nuance and humanization never before seen in a treatment on the subject of New Religious Movements (aka. cults).

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