Ask and yee shall receive. In this case it’s a distribution deal for a film the we had on our list of The Best Undistributed Films of 2014 According to Indiewire’s Film Critic.
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Daniel Barber-directed “The Keeping Room,” from Julia Hart’s black list screenplay.
“The Keeping Room” focuses on the violent resilience and dramatic camaraderie of three Southern women as their home is besieged during the purges at the close of the American Civil War. Forced to defend their land and fight for their lives, the women take up arms against their male oppressors, shattering gender and genre conventions in the process.
The film, which we described as “a feminist western with bite,” was applauded at the Toronto International Film Festival for eschewing female tropes and for the remarkable performances from Brit Marling, Hailee Seinfeld and Muna Otaru.
“‘The Keeping Room’ is a film that instantly resonated with us on so many levels,” said James Emanuel Shapiro, Drafthouse Films COO. “Not only is it filmmaking of the highest level but it challenges formulas with such convictions that we were all affected by its potency.”
“The Keeping Room” will open with a theatrical release across North America in September 2015 and will be released on a variety of VOD platforms and digital, DVD, and Blu-ray formats after its theatrical run.