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December 1, 2008 4:03 AM
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iW NEWS | here!, Regent Acquire "Sex"

here! Films, the theatrical distribution and worldwide sales division of here! Networks, announced that it has acquired North American distribution rights to the documentary, "Sex Positive," from director Daryl Wein. The film explores the life of Richard Berkowitz, an AIDS activist in the 1980's, whose incomparable contribution to the invention of safe-sex practices has never been aptly credited. here! Films acquired this documentary from Ro*Co Films, and its sister company Regent Releasing will distribute the film starting March 13, 2009 in select U.S. cities. The film made its world premiere in competition at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest. "Daryl's insight into the life and work of Richard Berkowitz explores the explicit bravery of an unrecognized activist in an era of fear and uncertainty," said Regent's Mark Reinhart in a statement. "'Sex Positive' carries a vital message still today about an epidemic that's hitting American youth hard, as HIV rates have nearly doubled between 2001 and 2006." [Peter Knegt]

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