Sundance Grand Jury Documentary Winner Finds Distribution Home

Filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo recently announced the Emmy Award-winning television series Independent Lens will partner with film and music distribution company The Orchard to distribute their film ‘RICH HILL‘, winner of the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

Sundance_Documentary_Winner_Rich_Hill_DistributionIndependent Lens, which acquired linear broadcast rights for the US, is broadcast nationally on PBS.   The Orchard acquired the film for all rights in the US and Canada outside of linear broadcast.  The company will release ‘RICH HILL‘ theatrically in 18 markets, as well as across all major digital outlets as part of The Orchard’s new acclaimed and festival documentary imprint Opus Docs.

RICH HILL‘ follows the stories and lives of three teenage boys and their families living on the edge of poverty in the town of Rich Hill, Missouri, as they deal with daily challenges of growing up. The film premiered in January at Sundance Film Festival 2014, where it won top honors as Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.


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