I have been hoping that someone would pick up SOMERS TOWN for theatrical distribution in the U.S. so I could screen it at my theater in New Orleans. Shane is one of my favorite living filmmakers. I just got the official announcement that FILM MOVEMENT has picked up the film and will be releasing it into U.S. theaters in July.
I am proud to say, just like when IFC FILMS picked up THIS IS ENGLAND I was the very first theater to call and book the film.
SHANE, we would love to have you come down to New Orleans to present the film. Now I know, that no one in their right mind would want to come to New Orleans in July, but Michelle at Film Movement said we could book the film earlier as part of a Retrospective of your films. So please let me know if you are planning to come to the U.S. any time over the next few months.