By Sophia Savage | Indiewire January 13, 2012 at 4:33PM
SnagFilms has acquired worldwide theatrical, digital and television rights to Vivian Ducat's “All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert.”
Distribution of the documentary will kick off with a special online sneak peek on Martin Luther King Day January 16, followed by a online and cable VOD release throughout Black History Month.
Through the art of Winfred Rembert, the film tells a personal story of injustice and bigotry against African Americans.
Producers Ducat and Mark Urman ("Murderball," "War Dance," "Born Into Brothels," "Taxi to the Darkside") say SnagFilms "share our passion and vision for the film, and their extraordinary commitment and innovative approach to the distribution of high-quality documentaries, makes them the perfect home for this project.”
"All Me" premiered at the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festial and later won the
at the Chicago International Film Festival.
More on the film below:
Rembert relives his turbulent life, abundantly visualized by his extensive paintings and, in a series of intimate reminiscences, shows us how even the most painful memories can be transformed into something meaningful and beautiful. A glowing portrait of how an artist—and his art—are made, “ALL ME” is also a challenging saga of race in contemporary America.
Now in his sixties, Rembert has developed a growing following among collectors and connoisseurs, and enjoyed a number of tributes and exhibitions of his work. Mr. Rembert’s indelible images of toiling in the cotton fields, singing in church, dancing in juke joints, or working on a chain gang are especially powerful, not just because he lived every moment, but because he experienced so much of the injustice and bigotry they show as recently as the 1960s and 70s.