By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 10, 2012 at 11:22AM
Factory 25 has acquired North American rights to the Melissa Leo drama “Francine” and will co-release the film on VOD November 1. The Film Sales Company first opens the film theatrically at MoMa September 12, followed by other theatrical showings in the fall and a DVD release in the spring.
“Francine” stars Oscar winner Leo (“The Fighter”) as a lonely woman who has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town once she’s released from prison after many years. Written and directed by Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, “Francine” has screened at the Berlin, SXSW and BAMcinemaFest festivals.
Joshua Blum and Katie Stern produced; Anna Gerb is executive producer.
Matt Grady’s Brooklyn-based Factory 25 has recently released “The Color Wheel,” “The Oregonian,” “Wah Do Dem” and “Make Out With Violence.” Forthcoming releases include “The Other Side of Sleep,” and “Shit Year.”