Wolfe Releasing and WolfeVideo.com, the oldest and largest exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian films, announced today that it has acquired the distribution rights to four films: The timely Sundance selection “8: The Mormon Proposition”; Nicole Conn’s “Elena Undone”; “My Normal”; and Slamdance hit “The Four-Faced Liar.”
“We are exceedingly proud to be acquiring such diverse and high quality films,” said Wolfe Releasing Founder and CEO Kathy Wolfe, in a statement.
“8: The Mormon Proposition,” directed by Emmy Award winning journalist Reed Cowan, presents an investigation of the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the passage of California’s Proposition 8, and the Mormon religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights.
Wolfe and Red Flag Releasing will collaborate to release 8. Red Flag has scheduled a June theatrical release; while Wolfe will bring the title to DVD in July.
“Elena Undone” tells the story of Elena, a pastor’s wife stifled by a drab selfless life of devotion. When she meets Peyton, a writer struggling with personal tragedy, the two women are instantly drawn to each other. But when Peyton hesitates to get involved, Elena finds a will she has never known and pushes Peyton into what becomes a passionate affair of soulmates.
Elena Undone is the latest work of Nicole Conn, known best for her 1992 film “Claire of the Moon.” The film will debut at the San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival this June; after that, Wolfe will be trafficking it to film festivals worldwide.
“My Normal” tells the story of Natalie, a lesbian from New York’s Lower East Side, who dreams of becoming a filmmaker, but who works as a popular dominatrix. When her big break finally comes, Natalie finds, to her surprise, that realizing a dream doesn’t bring the fulfillment she expected. Instead, she devises a way to use her unique talents to get exactly what she wants.
“My Normal is a true undiscovered gem,” says Lynn, “and we are happy to be introducing it to the LGBT community.” The film is currently on the US festival circuit, and will come to DVD in late 2010.
The Four-Faced Liar, “a comedy about drama,” tells the story of a group of New York 20-somethings. Bridget is a hip, womanizing lesbian who loves Emily Bronte, and who lives with her guy pal Trip. One night, they meet straight-laced New York newbies Greg and Molly at their favorite hangout, The Four-Faced Liar. Molly is a bit appalled by free spirited Bridget – but she’s also attracted to her, and in time, the friends’ lives are hilariously complicated when the two women fall in love.
“The Four-Faced Liar” was written and co-produced by Marja Lewis Ryan, who also stars in the film as Bridget. “The film was a delightful find at Slamdance,” said Lynn. “It deservedly played to sold out audiences there.” Wolfe will be taking “The Four Faced Liar” to US and Canadian festivals throughout the year.