Monterey media has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to writer-director Charlie Levi’s award-winning drama “Childless,” starring Joe Mantegna, Barbara Hershey, Diane Venora and James Naughton. The film won the Visionary Award at the Boston Film Festival during an initial test screening.
The uniquely styled drama centers on four adults in the aftermath of the sudden passing of a teenage girl. As each gets ready for the funeral, they speak their private thoughts directly to the camera in an attempt to understand and justify the current states of their own lives. It’s ultimately left up to the viewer to make sense of these off-kilter, self-serving, yet frequently humorous personal accounts.
“We are so very thrilled to be on board with these wonderful actors and this distinctive film with its interesting history,” commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner of monterey media. “We feel we’ve discovered a true gem, and are very excited to be able to share this strikingly original film now that the film can now be shared with audiences.”
The theatrical launch will kick off with an opening in New York City on May 15.