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February 11, 2014 1:25 PM
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Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Doc 'Watchers of the Sky'

Submarine Entertainment just sold the rights for "Watchers of the Sky" to Music Box Films. Edet Belzberg's documentary about the life of lawyer Raphael Lemkin premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Belzberg stated, "I'm honored to have such notable partners to help bring the film's important story of courage and perseverance to audiences around the world."

"'Watchers of the Sky' is... a story replete with ticking clocks, heinous villains, the collusion of apathy, intrepid heroes, provisional victories and ultimately a clear-eyed but hopeful sense of human progress" said Ed Arentz and William Schopf of Music Box Films. "These narrative threads are brilliantly orchestrated by Edet Belzberg and we expect US audiences, including Academy voters, to be as rapt and moved as we were."

Upcoming titles from Music Box Films include Roger Michell's "Le Week-end" starring Jim Broadbent, and five-time Academy Award nominee Jan Troell’s "The Last Sentence."
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