By Indiewire | Indiewire September 25, 1997 at 2:00AM
Shadow Distribution To Sing "Carla's Song"
Maine-based Shadow Distribution nabbed the US theatrical rights to Ken Loach's latest effort, "Carla's Song." The film stars Robert Carlyle ("Trainspotting"), Scott Glenn ("Silverado," "The Right Stuff") and Oyanka Cabezas, and is set in 1987 Scotland and Nicaragua against a politically-charged backdrop. Carlyle plays George, a Glasgow bus driver who, on a whim, helps Nicaraguan refugee Carla (Cabezas) and the pair travel to Nicaragua, where George becomes involved in the Sandanista/Contra struggle, a world of which he was not previously aware.
Previous Loach films include: "Ladybird, Ladybird" and "Land And Freedom," while previous Shadow releases include: Tony Gatlif's "Latcho Drom" and "Mondo" (currently in US and Canadian release), Bruce MacDonald's "Dance Me Outside" and Ildiko Enyedi's "Magic Hunter." The film will be released in the first half of 1998.