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by Indiewire
January 22, 2007 3:29 AM
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Magnolia Pictures Nabs North American Rights to "Crazy Love"

Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Dan Klores' Sundance doc competition film "Crazy Love" in a mid-six-figure deal, confirming speculation over the weekend in Park City that the company had acquired the film. The company's president Eamonn Bowles as well as head of acquisitions, Tom Quinn and head of business affairs, Jason Janego negotiated the deal with Klores and Endeavor Independent's Graham Taylor and Mark Ankner. Foreign sales are being handled by Andrew Herwitz of The Film Sales Company. "Crazy Love" tells the story of the obsessive roller-coaster relationship of Burt and Linda Pugach. Burt, a 32 year-old married attorney and Linda, a beautiful, single 20 year-old girl living in the Bronx had a whirlwind romance, which culminated in a violent and psychologically complex set of actions that landed the pair's saga on the cover of endless newspapers and magazines. Magnolia plans a spring '07 release. "Crazy Love" is one of those rare pictures, like 'Capturing the Friedmans' that's so rich and intriguing that it has a strong chance of emerging as a cultural reference point," commented Bowles in a statement. "Dan Klores has done an unbelievable job in handling this unbelievable story, one that truly defies fiction." [Brian Brooks]

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