Lorber Films has announced the acquisition of all U.S. rights to Jim McBride's classic 1967 film "David Holzman's Diary." The film blends fiction and reality, spoofing the art of documentary by telling the story of a young man making a film on his life. In 1991, "Diary" was on of the first films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress with the criteria of being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
"This film is timely right now because it is part of the very DNA of the YouTube generation," Richard Lorber said in a statement. "Jim McBride was the first to bring the immediacy and spontaneity."
The deal was negotiated by Richard Lorber, Co-President of Kino Lorber, with McBride and the film's star L.M. Kit Carson. Lorber Films will soon announce plans for the theatrical release of the film, though they have announced that - in collaboration with the Stranger than Fictions Docs film series - the film will be presented at a special one-night only screening of at the IFC Center in New York on Tuesday, March 16th at 8:00pm. In a rare appearance, the screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with L.M. Kit Carson - aka David Holzman - who went on to have an eclectic career, which includes such credits as screenwriter of "Paris, Texas" and executive producer of Wes Anderson's breakthrough film "Bottle Rocket."