Palm Pictures announced Thursday it has acquired North American and Caribbean rights to Peter Rosen's feature film "Who Gets to Call it Art?" The deal was negotiated by David Koh, head of acquisitions and production for Palm Pictures and Arthouse Films and David G. Lubell of Propp Lubell & Lapidus on behalf of Rosen of Peter Rosen Productions. Palm Pictures plans a theatrical release in early 2006 followed by a DVD release under the Arthouse Films label. The deal was closed at the Goldeneye Film Festival in Jamaica, an annual event organized by Koh and Palm Pictures founder, Chris Blackwell. The film explores the 1960's New York art scene with never-before-seen footage of artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichenstein, and exclusive interviews with Frank Stella, David Hockney and James Rosenquist among others. The film explores one of the most creatively fertile periods of American art as seen through the eyes of Metropolitan Museum of Art modern art curator Henry Geldzahler.
By Indiewire | Indiewire December 22, 2005 at 6:29AM