At Sundance, proto-acquisitions label Cinetic Media threw its weight behind “Take Me to the River,” a tantalizing Southern gothic from debut filmmaker Matt Sobel. Finally, the 2015 NEXT entry has landed US distribution at Film Movement, which plans a January 2016 release.
“It’s one of those films that will pop at Sundance,” Cinetic told us ahead of the festival. At turns befuddling and obfuscating, this psychosexually charged tale centered on gay teenager Ryder, played by excellent newbie Logan Miller, gets its hooks in you very quickly, managing to sustain that tension for an increasingly bizarre, what-the-fuck-inducing 90 minutes. (Miller also co-stars in Sundance winner “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” hitting theaters this month.) Read our full review here.
This Fall, Film Movement also releases Melanie Laurent’s 2014 Cannes premiere “Breathe.”