By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire December 17, 2012 at 3:55PM
Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired theatrical and all DVD and VOD rights to “The Playroom,” directed by Julia Dyer. The drama, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, is scheduled for a day-and-date release on theatrical and DVD/VOD Feb. 8.
John Hawkes, Molly Parker and Olivia Harris star in the story of a suburban family during the 1970s comprised of a pair of hard-drinking parents and the teenaged daughter desperately trying to keep her three younger siblings distracted from the chaos. Stephen Dyer (“Hysteria”) and Angie Meyer (“Wuss”) produced.
“Julia Dyer has created a beautiful time machine back to the ’70s,” said Freestyle president Susan Jackson. “The film is a bird’s eye view of a tumultuous period told from the perspective of children.”
Jackson, head of acquisitions Chris Charalambous and Bill Straus of BGP and Jonathan Gray of Gray, Krauss Stratford des Rochers LLP negotiated the deal.
Freestyle Digital Media has recently released “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” “Deadheads” and “Tomorrow, When the War Began,” the first feature to debut on Facebook. The company has “Samsara” forthcoming.