Drafthouse Films & Films We Like Sign Multi-Picture Deal For Canada

"The Ambassador", "Wrong" And "Bullhead" Among Titles To Be Represented In The Deal

Sep 07, 2012, 10:00 ET from Drafthouse Films

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films announced a partnership with Films We Like at the Toronto International Film Festival for distribution of their curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films throughout Canada. The first film in the deal is a theatrical, home video and multi-platform release this fall for The Ambassador, a fearless, first-hand expose of blood diamond smuggling in the Central African Republic that the Los Angeles Times says is like "the heart of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson beating within the body of comedian Sasha Baron Cohen."

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In addition to The Ambassador, the deal also includes Quentin Dupieux's willfully surreal comedy Wrong, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, about a man's frantic search for his kidnapped dog and the strange characters he encounters along the way, and Michael R. Roskam's Oscar® nominated Bullhead which was cited by The New York Times as "impressive... a stark tragedy of masculinity and its chemical boundaries."

"We were initially drawn to the name of Ron Mann's integral operation which is also his mission statement," says Drafthouse Films' COO James Emanuel Shaprio, "and we share the same mantra at Drafthouse Films by only distributing the films we truly love and believe in. Films We Like is a perfect DNA match for our brand and we are thrilled to have our films represented in Canada."

"I am thrilled to present Drafthouse's hand-picked genre movies in Canada," added Ron Mann.  "I have been a long-time fan of the Drafthouse brand which revolutionized movie going at the Alamo Drafthouse and mind-bended audiences at the annual Fantastic Fest."

The deal was negotiated by Ron Mann, President of Films We Like and James Emanuel Shapiro of Drafthouse Films.

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About Drafthouse Films

Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse, debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of FOUR LIONS and was named one of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." Drafthouse Films is dedicated to scouring the globe in search of visionary, provocative and diverse features to integrate into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest. Drafthouse Films will distribute films theatrically and through home video, VOD and direct to consumer sales. The 2012 release slate includes Michael R. Roskam's Best Foreign Language Film nominee BULLHEAD, the internationally acclaimed comedy KLOWN, Sundace '12 favorites THE AMBASSADOR and bizarro surreal comedy WRONG, and the landmark Australian thriller WAKE IN FRIGHT. Together with producing partners Magnolia Pictures and Timpson Films, Drafthouse Films is also currently in production on the much-anticipated THE ABC's OF DEATH -- an anthology film featuring segments by 26 different directors that Fangoria calls, "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world."

About Films We Like

Founded in 2003 by award-winning filmmaker RonMann, Films We Like is a boutique film distribution company for documentary, international and independent films in Canada. Upcoming releases, which also have their North American premiere at TIFF, include: TABU, Barbara, Berberian Sound Studio, Leviathan and Lunarcy!, among numerous other films. 

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