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Cinelicious Pics Acquires Two Raunchy Josephine Decker Films

Cinelicious Pics Acquires Two Raunchy Josephine Decker Films

New distribution company Cinelicious Pics has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to two of Josephine Decker’s films: “Butter on the Latch” and “Thou Wast Mild & Lovely.”
Prior to her filmmaking career, Decker was perhaps best known for her performance art – she famously undressed in front of Marina Abramovic at “The Artist is Present” at MoMA.
As a filmmaker, Decker has frequently collaborated with acclaimed indie director Joe Swanberg. But for “Thou Wast Mild & Lovely,” they reversed roles, with her directing him and Sophie Traub. The film, inspired by John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” and set in the delicate blue hills of Kentucky, is “a highly intimate and subtly erotic thriller centering on a father and daughter whose world is turned upside down upon the arrival of a young farmhand.”
Inspired by a Bulgarian folk song, “Butter on the Latch” has received acclaim on the festival circuit and was called “a sexy, wild romp you have to see to believe” by our own Indiewire critic. The film follows Sarah (Sarah Small) and Isolde (Isolde Chae-Lawrence), “two friends who reunite during their stay at a Balkan music camp in the beautiful woods of Mendocino, California. Their trip, initially a bonding experience between two women, takes a dark and mysterious turn when Sarah becomes interested in handsome fellow camper Steph (Charlie Hewson).”
“I’m thrilled to be bursting out of the gate with a company who is also hurtling into new territory,” said Decker. “The guys at Cinelicious are passionate, visionary film lovers, incredibly hard workers and just good people. I feel very lucky to be working with them.”
Both films are set for a theatrical and VOD release in November 2014.

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