Indomina Releasing will release Sheldon Candis’s drama "LUV" exclusively at AMC theaters around the country through the AMC Independent program Jan. 18.

Starring Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr., “LUV” follows a Baltimore pre-teen who learns hard lessons while spending a day with his uncle, just released from an eight-year prison stint. The film, which Candis wrote with Justin Wilson, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Jason Michael Berman, W. Michael Jenson, Gordon Bijelonic, Datari Turner, Joel Newton, James R. Rosenthal, Common and Derek Dudley produced.

“AMC Independent exists to help bolster awareness for and cultivate the growth of independent films like ‘LUV,’” said AMC exec Nikkole Denson-Randolph. “This is a thought-provoking, character-driven film that will appeal to a wide moviegoing audience and is exactly the kind of movie we’re looking to promote through our AMCi program.”

Indomina, which acquired rights to “LUV” at Sundance, has recently released “The Imposter” and “Holy Motors.”