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Jerry Sandusky Documentary ‘Happy Valley’ Picked Up by Music Box Films

Jerry Sandusky Documentary 'Happy Valley' Picked Up by Music Box Films

Amir Bar-Lev’s acclaimed documentary has finally landed a US distributor. “Music Box,” which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, is a documentary that examines the atmosphere of State College, Pennsylvania following the incarceration of disgraced football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Bar-Lev, who has tackled scandals in the past with his films “My Kid Could Paint That” and “The Tillman Story,” said he was glad his film found a home. “There’s a story here with human drama that wasn’t fully captured by the news,” said Bar-Lev in a statement. “I’m pleased that Music Box will help us bring that story to a wide audience.” 

Managing Director of Music Box Films, Ed Arentz described the film as “a revealing post-mortem and a coda to a story we only thought we knew.”

Happy Valley,” was produced by John Battsek, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels and Ken Dornstein, with executive producers Molly Thompson, Bob DeBitetto and David McKillop. It’s slated for a theatrical release in November. 

READ MORE: Sundance Review: Jerry Sandusky Went to Jail. Then What? Penn-State’s Future is the Focus of Amir Bar-Lev’s ‘Happy Valley’

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