Melissa Leo in "Francine."
Melissa Leo in "Francine."

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.

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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.”