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Lorber Films Finds "Genius Within"

A scene from Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont's "Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould." [Image courtesy of Lorber Films]

U.S. theatrical, DVD, digital, and educational rights for Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont's music doc "Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould" have been acquired by Lorber Films. The film will open theatrically in September at New York's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, with DVD and VOD distribution to follow in the first quarter of 2011. "Genius Within" profiles the eccentric world-renowned pianist and musical poet Glenn Gould. The film combines footage of Gould's unique musical stylings and recording technologies with interviews from friends and lovers.

"'Genius Within' is that rare archival documentary where facts are transformed into emotion," commented Richard Lorber, CEO and co-President of Lorber Films. "When I first saw the film screened in Toronto I knew that Glenn Gould’s personal demons had finally found a vehicle worthy of his angelic musical gifts. We are honored to bring this inspiring film to new, ever-larger audiences fascinated by this alchemy of genius.”

"Genius Within" is a production of White Pine Pictures, in cooperation with the Gould estate. The acquisition was negotiated with Lorber and Lorber Films VP Elizabeth Sheldon, VP of Films Transit International, Diana Holtzberg, and Kelly Jenkins, Head of Business Affairs at White Pine Pictures.

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