By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 4, 2010 at 8:23AM
Film Movement has announced a theatrical day-and-date iTunes movie release with Geralyn Pezanoski's doc "MINE." The film will be released in theaters nationwide kicking off with its San Francisco theatrical premiere concurrent with its iTunes premiere on January 8th, 2010. MINE's San Francisco theatrical release will be followed by New York and New Orleans runs with a national 20 US city release to follow. MINE is available for pre-order at the iTunes store now.
"It has always been important to Film Movement to bring the very best in independent and art-house film to as wide an audience as possible, without being held prisoner by traditional distribution windows," said Film Movement's President Adley Gartenstein in a statement. "We are very proud to announce this theatrical day-and-date iTunes movie release and are confident that it will open the door to a successful new arena of film distribution, enabling a wider audience."
"MINE" explores how tragedy intensifies the bond between human and pet and is told from the perspective of original guardians, rescuers, and adoptive parents of the voiceless victims of Katrina. These individuals are all connected by two things, the tragic aftermath of Katrina and their love of animals.
Film Movement is working with Cinetic Rights Management for the iTunes release.