Exclusive: Wolfe Releasing Acquires Canadian LGBT Film ‘Fire Song’

Exclusive: Wolfe Releasing Acquires Canadian LGBT Film 'Fire Song'
Exclusive: Wolfe Releasing Acquires Canadian LGBT Film 'Fire Song'

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Wolfe Releasing has made a name for itself as a strong supporter and advocate for LGBT-oriented films, and the established distributor is adding to its repertoire in this regard by picking up the rights to “Fire Song.” The company has acquired all exclusive U.S. rights, with DVD, VOD and digital platform releases planned for late 2016.

Marking Adam Garnet Jones’ debut feature, the movie tells the story of a gay Aborigine teenager who is forced to make a difficult decision regarding his family’s future and his own. After the young man’s sister commits suicide, he must debate whether to attend university like he originally planned or stay back at home and help his family recover from the tragic loss.

“As LGBT people we all know how hard the coming out process can be,” said Wolfe president Jim Stephens. “Seeing films that depict this time in our lives can be an invaluable, inspiring and even life-changing experience. Adam Garnet Jones’s Fire Song is a beautiful achievement and we’re extremely proud to have it join the Wolfe library of LGBT cinema.”

The LGBT film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and closed out the 2015 ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. 

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