Indomina Nabs Sundance Doc 'The Imposter' for Theatrical Release
by Alex Billington
February 21, 2012
Finally, great news for one of my favorite Sundance docs. Despite carrying the A&E IndieFilms logo and banner, Bart Layton's documentary The Imposter still needed to find its own theatrical distributor, and now it has one. Deadline reports that Indomina Releasing has acquired the US distribution rights and is planning a theatrical release in 2012. Fantastic! This deserves it, great doc, that I hope a lot of people go see when it's out. The Imposter is about the French criminal known as "The Chameleon", who pretended to be a 16-year-old boy that was missing and was returned to his family (my Sundance review). It's a crazy story!
Layton's documentary, which had its world premiere at Sundance and will also play the SXSW Film Festival coming up, is an A&E IndieFilms, Film4 and Channel 4 presentation of a RAW Production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures. Deadline says that A+E Networks retains the television rights to the film. The Imposter is about Frédéric Bourdin, a French man who is known for hiding is identity and pretending to be children. In the 1990s, he successful tricked authorities in Spain to sending him home as a 16-year-old boy who had gone missing 3 years earlier. It's a remarkable stranger-than-fiction story and an incredibly fascinating doc that I suggest seeing as soon as you get the chance. We'll update you on a release.
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