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by Indiewire
January 27, 2006 7:20 AM
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Sundance Dramatic Competition Film "Stay" Picked Up by Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films

Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films today announced the joint acquisition of Bob Goldthwait's Sundance dramatic competition film, "Stay." The film is a heartwarming comedy about Amy, a young school teacher with a bright future and nice-guy fiance who is haunted by an impulsive sexual encounter from her past. Advised by her friends, family and fiance that a successful marriage requires complete honesty, Amy reveals her secret and all hell breaks loose. The deal was negotiated by Howard Cohen, co-president of Roadside Attractions, Peter Goldwyn, vice president, acquisitions for Samuel Goldwyn Films, and William Morris Independent on behalf of the filmmakers. "I've never encountered a film that so intelligently combines raunchy humor with warmth and emotional truth," said Eric d'Arbeloff, co-president of Roadside Attractions. "Bob Goldthwait's film is going to draw people for its outrageous premise, but they will leave the theatre surprised how much it touches them. Both Roadside and Goldwyn are thrilled to have landed this wildly original comedy." No theatrical release date was announced. [Brian Brooks]