Jill Soloway’s directorial debut “Afternoon Delight,” which took home the directing award in Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Competition, has found its distributor, with The Film Arcade and Cinedigm announcing their acquisition of the film today. The Film Arcade will release the film theatrically, while Cinedigm will handle all ancillary distribution following.
Kathryn Hahn (“Step Brothers”) stars as Rachel, a thirty-something now bored with the daily routines in her career and family life. One night, her and her husband (Josh Radnor, “How I Met Your Mother”) go to a local strip club in an attempt to spice things up and while there meet a Mckena (Juno Temple), a stripper who Rachel becomes obsessed with saving, offering her a job as their live-in nanny in a move that significantly alters their way of living.
“We’ve been fans of Jill Soloway for many years and she is an exciting new female voice in independent film,” said The Film Arcade’s Miranda Bailey. “We fell in love with ‘Afternoon Delight,’ at Sundance and look forward to working with Jill, Jen and Sebastian to bring their film to audiences throughout the country.”
Meanwhile, speaking on the distribution deal, Soloway stated “I’m thrilled that The Film Arcade and Cinedigm are releasing “Afternoon Delight,” and am inspired by how passionate they are about the film and their forward-thinking vision for its distribution.”
The Film Arcade has yet to state a release date for the film, but expect to see it in theaters later this year.