On the heels of its screenings during SXSW, ThinkFilm has picked up worldwide theatrical rights for Steve Anderson’s documentary, Fuck. The film, which premiered at AFI Fest in November, was a smash audience favorite during SXSW. Anderson even blogged during his SXSW experience last week, occasionally hinting that the film was near a distribution deal.
Here is an excerpt from the indieWIRE article about the pick-up:
“THINKFilm has acquired worldwide rights to Steve Anderson’s “FUCK,” the doc about the four-letter expletive that debuted last year at the AFI FEST and screened last week at SXSW. The film features interviews with Pat Boone, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Sam Donaldson, Janeane Garofolo, Ice-T, Ron Jeremy, Bill Maher, Michael Medved, Alanis Morrisette, Kevin Smith and the late Hunter S. Thompson, all talking about the word. ThinkFilm will release the movie later this year, and TV partner Showtime will air the movie in 2007.
The origins of the four-letter word, the prevalence of its usage in movies, on TV and in music, and the tightening of restrictions regarding free expression in this country are among the topics explored in Steve Anderson’s new film. In the film, Anderson considers the history of the word and its role in popular culture and throughout history.”